Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N
Imaging camera: Moravian Instruments G2 8300
Guiding telescope or lens: EZG 60
Guiding camera: ZWO optical ASI120MM-S
Filter: Baader Planetarium LRGB 36mm
Integration: 10.3 hours
Astrometry.net job: 1742213
RA center: 271.052 degrees
DEC center: -24.227 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.098 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 359.729 degrees
Field radius: 1.199 degrees
This beautiful cosmic cloud is a popular stop on telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius. Eighteenth century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged the bright nebula as M8. Modern day astronomers recognize the Lagoon Nebula as an active stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years distant, in the direction of the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Hot stars in the embedded open star cluster NGC 6530 power the nebular glow.
Sky-Watcher NEQ 6 Pro tuned by HAS, Takahashi FSQ-106N, Moravian G2-8300 with Baader filters. 33x600s L + 7x11x11x600s RGB. (10.3 h).
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I took this image this summer under one of the darkest skies in Spain. Nerpio, Castilla la Mancha.
It was almost a year since my last lrgb image so I hope you like it.
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