Trifid Nebula (M20)

I put together an image of the Trifid Nebula that I collected last week. It is a fairly small data set, but it was good Pixinsight practice.

Image Info:
Collection Dates: 7/23/2023 & 8/20/2023
Location: Cheddar Ranch Observatory
Camera: ZWO 183 MC Pro
Temperature: 0 C
Scope: 1214 mm - AT8RC using a 0.75 Reducer
Mount: Atlas EQ-G
Guider: QHY5L-II M
Guide Scope: 720 mm Meade Newtonian
Exposure: 300 seconds
No. of Subs: 9
Integration Time: 45 m
Gain: 0
Binning: 1x1
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop

Full Resolution Version found at Messier 20 - Trifid Nebula by chris varner, on Flickr


Very nice, Chris! I’m glad your efforts last week paid off!

Nice job Chris :+1:

Very nice image of Trifid.

Thanks. Especially to Rod Gallagher, who walked me though a good post-processing workflow and to Andy Fryhover for encouraging me to move to Pixinsight. Trifid was bright compared to Cat’s Paw, which is the main reason that I spent spent a week at CRO. Hopefully, l’ll get that one together soon.