Flintstone Stargazing

September 7, 2013

M8-The Lagoon Nebula on 9/6/13

It has been nearly a year since I really did some astrophotography. That has been for a number of reasons, mostly weather-related, but also because I’ve taken up model building and have just been really busy. Tonight was beautiful – a bit humid, but clear. I just had to get out and do some imaging. And I did. I took some nice shots of M8 and M31. With M8, in particular (shown above) I did shots at 1, 5, 15, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 360 seconds to use as a demonstration in my Barnard Astronomical League presentation next week.

September 15, 2010

M8-Lagoon Nebula on 9/13/10 (reprocess)

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Messier Objects, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 10:00 pm

I did some reprocessing with flats and other things and was able to pull a lot more data out of my M8 image. I also have an offer from a flickr user to reprocess using my raw images so I’ll let you know how that goes. If they do a good job, I’m hoping I can learn some new processing techniques.

October 2, 2007

M8-The Lagoon Nebula

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Messier Objects, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 11:05 pm


M8-The Lagoon Nebula on 10/2/07

After counting stars with my kids, I turned my attention to some Messier Objects I had not captured before which I’ll post later. M8 I had imaged before, but not with my DSI so I took this shot which is a 390 second exposure. You can really see the nebulosity in this – I’m very happy with this image. I’ll be posting more soon.

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