Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Hourglass nebula  ·  Lagoon nebula  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr
Lagoon Nebula M8, 


            Jeff Clayton
Lagoon Nebula M8
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Lagoon Nebula M8

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion USA ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: QHY8L OSC

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Small Refractors

Software: StarTools64  ·  Nebulosity 3.1  ·  Photo Shop

Accessory: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical focuser mini 50mm guide scope

Dates:June 5, 2014

Frames: 15x300"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.53%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 408240

RA center: 18h 3' 47"

DEC center: -24° 16' 55"

Pixel scale: 3.358 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -173.039 degrees

Field radius: 0.923 degrees

Resolution: 620x502


Reworking some old data on M8


Sky plot

Sky plot


Lagoon Nebula M8, 


            Jeff Clayton