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Sh2 222 LRGB


Sh2 222   LRGB

Sharpless 222, probably better known as NGC 1579 or the Trifid of the North, is a nebula located approximately 2,100 light-years away in Perseus.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 12x300s – 60 minutes each – binned 2x2

420 minutes total exposure – 7 hours

Imaged October 9th and 27th, 2013 at the Danville Conservation Area (New Florence, Missouri) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB - http://www.flickr.co...500183/sizes/l/

This one was a challenge. After shooting my normal amount of data, I found that it was still pretty rough.