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    Default I saw M20 tonight!



    Was just panning around with the scope in the southwesterly direction where I saw M8 and M7 the nights before, when I stumbled upon this little patch of haze in between two patches of stars. So I hurried inside and clicked on Stellarium and pointed it in the direction I was looking with my scope and this had to be The Trifid Nebula. I took a pic and probably overprocessed it trying to get the nebula to come out but if any of you veterans out there can verify for me, please do

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    Default Re: I saw M20 tonight!

    Nice stuff Jazzin! Do you use a flip mirror at all?

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    Default Re: I saw M20 tonight!

    No, I just tighten my camera adapter to my eyepiece and snap pics. I probably messed up trying to do exposures on it with the setup I have. I really can't do exposures cause I have no tracking mount. But I did set my camera to 4 sec exposure to try and get the nebula to come out. Don't know if I did or not. Maybe next time I find it, I can try taking a pic with just 1 sec exposure instead and see if it comes out better. I probably tried to process this pic too much in Photoscape and Registax. Would it look more right if I rotated it?
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