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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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M8 lagoon nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3613x2710

Dates:Aug. 24, 2017

Baader OIII: 300x120" -15C
Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm: 300x120" -15C bin 1x1
Baader SII SII 7nm Filter: 300x120" -15C

Integration: 30.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~75

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 2.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.92%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 2.80

Temperature: 18.00 job: 1709368

RA center: 270.964 degrees

DEC center: -24.285 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 163.566 degrees

Field radius: 0.699 degrees


Lagoon Nebula with 30 hours of exposure. Also know as M8, this nebula is one of the biggest nebula we can see in the sky. The heart of this nebula is also known for given birth to new stars. Taken at La Possession Reunion Island



Jonathan Durand
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


M8 lagoon nebula, 


            Jonathan Durand