M 8 + M 20 (Lagoon Nebula + Trifid Nebula)

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Object data of M8

Object type: Emission nebula
Size: 90' x 40'
Magnitude: 6.0 mag
Constellation: Sgr
Distance: 5,200 Ly
Notes: The Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) is one of the finest and brightest star-forming regions in the sky. It is a giant cloud of interstellar matter which is currently undergoing vivid star formation, and has already formed a considerable cluster of young stars.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07-20
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4.0 @ f/4.0
Camera: Nikon D5200A (ISO1600)
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Exposure time: 27x1min
Exposure time total: 27min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Michael Hanl, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Michael Hanl