M 8  -  Lagoon 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: 2017-07-22 + 2017-07-23
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: TS Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8
Camera: Canon EOS 1000Da (ISO800)
Mount: Skywatcher AZ EQ6
Exposure time: 68x3min
Exposure time total: 3h24min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Michael Hanl)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner