This is a widefield image of the field containing M-8 (south) and M-20 (north) in the constellation of Sagittarius. These two nebulae lie just over 1 degree apart. This image, acquired on August 1st, 2022, is a 30 minute integration of ten 3 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 telescope at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the ZWO ASI2600MC Pro CMOS color camera, operating at -15 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.

M-8 & M-20 Widefield

M-8 & M-20 Widefield