An off-season Lagoon Nebula

Ok, I made it! Here you go this is my first real update to my website. It's kind of an off-season picture, as the target M8, aka the Lagoon Nebula is a typical summer object. To me it's very important, not only because it's my first real update, but because it is my attempt at improving my image processing skills, after attending an image processing course held by my good friend Lorenzo Comolli.

The picture shown here has been processed from raw frames taken in July 2011 from Colle del Nivolet (Italian Alps) with my ol good Skywatcher ED80 refractor (with reducer/corrector), my Baader-modified canon 350D camera. The image was calibrated with darks, flats and flat darks and processed with Maxim DL, PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop CS5. Enjoy!

(Click on the image below for a much larger version!)

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