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Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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The Lagoon Nebula, 


            Peter Dunsby
The Lagoon Nebula

The Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TS-Optics Ed Apo 80/560 f7 refractor

Imaging camera:Nikon D90

Mount:SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescope or lens:SKYWATCHER Finder 9x50 - guidescope

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducer:TS-Optics TS PHOTOLINE x0.80

Software:CloudMakers AstroImagerPHD2

Resolution: 1989x1492

Dates:Aug. 19, 2017

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.91% job: 1825342

RA center: 270.987 degrees

DEC center: -24.339 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.556 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.978 degrees

Field radius: 0.883 degrees


First real attempt at this jewel of the Southern skies. Taken from a small farm just outside Caladon, Western Cape.



Peter Dunsby
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Lagoon Nebula, 


            Peter Dunsby