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Μ8 Lagoon Nebula

The Lagoon Nebula or M8 and 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 M8 is one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the eye from mid-northern latitudes. Seen with binoculars, it appears as a distinct oval cloudlike patch with a definite core. Within the nebula is the open cluster NGC 6530 The Lagoon Nebula is estimated to be between 4,000-6,000 light-years from the Earth. In the sky of Earth, it spans 90' by 40', which translates to an actual dimension of 110 by 50 light years.

Location

Drimonas Thermou - 12-14 Ιουλίου 2018

Telescope

Altair Astro 115 F7 ED Triplet APO

EQ Mount

Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6-GT

CCD Camera

QHY9 CCD, Temp -25 C

Guiding

250mm guidind scope, QHY5L II, PHD Guide

Filters / Exposures

Ha 25x600 sec bin 1x, LRG B 12x600 bin 2x

Total Exposure time

12 ~ hours

Software

Nebulosity 4, Maxim DL, Pixinshight, Photoshop CC.

 

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