Lagoon Nebula WITHOUT a Star Tracker or Telescope

The video above shows every step of capturing and processing the Lagoon Nebula (M8) with a DSLR, 50mm lens, and a tripod. It then goes in to processing with DeepSkyStacker and Adobe Photoshop.


Example files of the Milky way/ Lagoon Nebula photo that I am processing in the videos are available from this Google Drive Link. And here is a link to my final JPEG comparison from the Photoshop video (pt. 1) for comparison.

Note: I am releasing these files and my result (like all my work) under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 License meaning if you process the data and share it elsewhere, please use this attribution (credit line): Lagoon - No Tracker by Nico Carver is licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Licesnse.

Software and Apps

Further Reading

Equipment mentioned in video

  • Canon 60D (look on eBay or CloudyNights Classifieds)
Bahtinov Mask
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