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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Night Sky
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Keywords:Lagoon, Lagoon Nebula, M8, NGC6523, Nebula
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Dimensions3720 x 2640
Original file size7.25 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date modified13-Aug-10 23:14
Messier 8 The Lagoon Nebula 2010

Messier 8 The Lagoon Nebula 2010

About this Object:
The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, and as NGC 6523) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region. The Lagoon Nebula is estimated to be between 4,000-6,000 light-years from the Earth and is approximately 110 by 50 light years in size.

About this Photo:

Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Celestron C9.25 @ F10
Mount: HEQ-5
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Taurus Tracker III
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Exposure: 25 x 300 sec @ ISO 800 (2 hrs 5 min.)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Gradient Exterminator; Noise Ninja; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Date(s): July 31, 2010
Temperature(s): 90-80º F