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Contains:  7 Sgr, 9 Sgr, B296, B88, B89, Hourglass nebula, Lagoon nebula, M 8, M8, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, NGC 6530, NGC6526, NGC6530, Sh2-25, The star 7Sgr, The star 9Sgr
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M8 - The Lagoon Nebula, 


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M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

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Dates:June 8, 2018

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 job: 2095265

RA center: 18h 4' 12"

DEC center: -24° 19' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.217 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.990 degrees

Field radius: 0.981 degrees

Resolution: 4096x4096

Locations: SkyPi Remote Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Insight Observatory


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, 


            Insight Observatory