Russell Croman Astrophotography  



The Lagoon Nebula
in Mapped Color


Technical Details

Optics:20" f/8 RCOS Ritchey-Chrétien Cassegrain w/ RCOS Field Corrector
Mount:Software Bisque Paramount ME
Camera:SBIG STL-11000XM, FLI CFW-7
Filters:Custom Scientific 5nm [SII], H-alpha, [OIII]
Dates/Times:11 June - 19 July 2006
Location:Dimension Point Observatory, Mayhill, New Mexico
Exposure Details:SII/Ha/OIII = 75:60:75 minutes, three-frame mosaic
Acquisition:MaxIm DL/CCD 4, TheSky6, CCDAutoPilot3
Processing:CCDStack, MaxIm DL/CCD 4, Photoshop CS2, GradientXTerminator<


Publication Data for this Photograph

Date Publication Type
2006-08-25 NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day Web Site
2007-01-00 Mozilla Corporation Recruitment Poster Poster
2008-02-00 2008 Vatican Observatory Calendar,