Image Acquisition: West of Fredericksburg, Texas in mid-January and mid February 2013.
Main Scope: Takahashi TOA130 F7.7, 1000MM focal length, 4" field flattener used to provide optical correction to the edge of the camera chip.
Guide Scope: Takahashi FS-78, approx 450 mm focal length at F4.5 with focal reducer. Mounted side by side with the TOA130.
Mosaic Description: 2 frame Mosaic One frame encompassed the area around the lagoon nebula while the second frame encompassed the area around the Trifid Nebula. Each frame had enough overlap to allow for a seamless merging of the two images.
Image Details: Image was shot through narrow band filters: Baader 7nm Hydrogen alpha filter, Baader 8nm SII filter, and Baader 8.5nm OIII filter
Exposure times: H alpha 10 exp X 20 min=200 min for each frame
SII 8 exp X 20 min=160 min for each frame
OIII 8 exp X 20 min=160 min for each frame
Guider: Starlite Xpress Superstar
Camera: Starlite Xpress X35
Camera Control Software: Maxim DL
Image Processing: Maxim DL and Photoshop CS-6. each filter was colorized per the Hubble Palette (H alpha=green, SII=red, OIII=blue)