At last year’s Golden State Star Party, Anthony DLC created this image of the Lagoon Nebula (M8 left) and Trifid Nebula (M20 right) through aTele Vue TV-NP101is and modified DSLR camera. He used 20 x 7-minute exposures.
This is his Instagram post of the image:
Lagoon Nebula (M8 left) and Trifid Nebula (M20 right) These two Hydrogen-rich nebulae glow brightly in the Sagittarius region of the core of the Milky Way. The red color is attributed to stars nearby exciting the gas around them causing them to glow. The blue color half of the Trifid nebula is not from the excitation of hydrogen but rather its the reflection of the blue stars light close by. I took this with a Televue NP101IS with a 0.8x reducer to 432mm focal length. Taken with a LP2 modded DSLR with 20x7min exposures at the Golden State Star Party. #televue #losmandyg11 #hutech #thecreatorclass #ourlonelyplanet #westcoast_exposures #igerssf #socality #astrophotography #igmasters #lagoonnebula
From June 21 – 25 this month, Tele Vue will return to the Golden State Star Party, in California’s darkest skies, 100-miles northeast of Redding near the town of Adin. Look for John Rhodes with the Tele Vue banner on his RV. John can loan you Tele Vue equipment to use for the night. It’s the ultimate try-before-you-buy experience!