[4] M8, Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Photographer:
 
Al Brockman
Telescope:
 
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5 with 1.8x Extender-Q giving f/9
Orientation::
  Ø90' x 40', m6.3 (nebula), RA 18h03.8m, Dec -24°23'
Camera:
  SBIG STL-11000M CCD @ -15°C
Image Scale:
  3.5 arc sec/pixel, FOV:156 x 234 arc min
Mount:
  Paramount ME on ATS Portable Pier
Exposure type
  RGB 6 x 300", Binned 1x1
Location:
  Ningaloo Skies Observatory, Exmouth, WA on 2009, Jul 23
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SMC

Additional Notes:

Very bright, extremely large and irregular in shape with a large open cluster.

 
 
 
 
Design and production 2009 by Al Brockman