M8 The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius


The Lagoon Nebula is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. The distance is estimated to be between 4,000-6,000 light years from the Earth. In the sky of Earth, it spans 90' by 40', translates to an actual dimension of 110 by 50 light years.

I capture it on July 17. 2011., through a WO Megrez 80/480 triplet fluorite APO, TeleVue 0,8x field flattener, SBIG ST8300C CCD, IR/UV Baader, CGEM mount, QHY5 guider. Exposure was 10x360 second.

Cropped region of Lagoon nebula:

Full frame image you can download on Gallery page.

Old images: LRGB CCD image through C8 at f3,3 (SBIG Pixcel 237 CCD, Meade 4000 f3,3 Focal Reducer). Field of view is 24,1x18,47 arc minutes (0,4x0,3 degree). Luminance image are exposed 22x30 second, each of Red, Green and Blue component are exposed 200 second (year 2001.).

"Old" image obtained through a C8 at f : 6,3 exposed 25 minutes on Fujicolor super G+800 (year 1996).



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