August 2016: Stellar nurseries

The Lagoon and the Trifid are some of the most visited objects in the summer sky. Favorite targets for astrophotographers, I had previously imaged them with my 8″ LX200 and the QSI. The Trifid was perfect for my photographic field, but the Laggon required a 2-frame mosaic to fit inside it.

With the new setup (the 80mm TS refractor and the QSI) both objects fit perfectly inside the field!

M8 and M20 signed

This is a cropped version of the image:

M8 and M20 cropped signed

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