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M8, the Lagoon Nebula, 

in Sagittarius



    This image was taken on film when my CCD camera failed. The night was clear, the equipment was there, everything said "GO" except the CCD camera. So I loaded a roll of film in the film camera and tested my ability to recall techniques I had not used in over 2 years. They seemed to come back OK at least this image is reasonably well-focussed and exposed. So it appears that there is a good reason for keeping one film body on hand and a roll or two of film. M8 was the first target for my repaired CCD camera --- the image obtained with it may be seen HERE.





 Astro-Physics 130 EDF, f6, on A-P GTO 1200 mount. Separate guidescope

  with ST-4 guider. Transparency good, seeing poor, heavy dew.


 Two exposures on Elite Chrome 200 film: 60 minutes and 50 minutes; with IDAS light pollution filter.


 Film development pushed one stop. Scanned with Polaroid SprintScan 35+ and combined  in RegiStar.

   Levels and curves adjusted Photoshop CS.



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