M 8  -  Lagoon Nebula

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Object identification (4.8MB)

DSLR widefield image

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: 2019-07-26 + 29
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with field flattener (f=1452mm)
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 with Baader filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: L 5x6min / R 4x6min / G 4x6min / B 4x6min
Exposure time total: 1h 42min