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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 - The Lagoon Nebula, 





    
        

            Insight Observatory
M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

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Resolution: 4096x4096

Dates:June 8, 2018

Frames:
Baader Blue: 1x120" bin 2x2
Baader Green: 1x120"
Baader Luminance: 1x120" bin 1x1
Baader Red: 1x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 2095265

RA center: 271.050 degrees

DEC center: -24.329 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.219 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.130 degrees

Field radius: 0.981 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory

Description

The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, NGC 6523, Sharpless 25, RCW 146, and Gum 72) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region.

Imaged by: Sam, Liam, Peter, and Chris.

Imaged on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).

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M8 - The Lagoon Nebula, 





    
        

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