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


            Salvatore Grasso
Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:RCOS 16"

Guiding camera:SBIG STX-16803

Filter:Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB

Resolution: 2000x1414

Frames: 43x1800"

Integration: 21.5 hours job: 690778

RA center: 271.060 degrees

DEC center: -24.389 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.872 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -176.751 degrees

Field radius: 0.296 degrees

Locations: Perez Observatory, Mayhill, NM, United States


Image by Salvatore Grasso and Ryan Hannahoe
Taken at the Perez observatory, housed at NMS



Salvatore Grasso
License: Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula, 


            Salvatore Grasso