Lagoon Nebula: One of the most prominent nebulae in the sky and a splendid example of a large emission nebula, illuminated by a bright open cluster of young, hot stars in the center of the image. Also nicely displayed are the various dust spots and lanes from which young stars are continuously born.

 



Object Lagoon Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation M 008
Constellation Sagittarius
Optics TMB 130 f/6 x 0.8 Televue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 6 x 10min IDAS LPS filter, 10 x 10m Astronomik Ha filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus,Photoshop. Color Coding: L(Ha),RGB(LPS) multiple luminance
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 1.+ 9. April 2008
 
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