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Old 06-20-2018, 1:12pm   #22
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What the heck, I'll post another one... just finished processing this (well finished for now... it has some problems). Finally broke down and bought a small refractor telescope for imaging stars, nebulae, galaxies, etc. First trip out and my focus wasn't perfect so stars aren't as sharp as the scope is capable of.

The field of view is about what you would expect from a 540mm camera lens on a full frame camera.

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The Lagoon and Trifid nebulae are in the Sagittarius arm of the the Milky Way galaxy. If you find a dark enough location, you can see them with the naked eye and they are easily seen with binoculars. The Trifid nebula is on the left side in this photo. This section of the Milky Way is visible from Spring into the late part of Fall.
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