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

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Object identification (3.4MB)

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.

North is to the right.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-12
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/4
Camera: EOS6D (ISO800)
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO
Exposure time: 21x3min
Exposure time total: 1h03min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Justin Kabaus, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Justin Kabaus