Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Hourglass nebula  ·  Lagoon nebula  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr
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M8 The Lagoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Wes Higgins
M8 The Lagoon Nebula
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M8 The Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14 EDGE HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Paramount ME

Focal reducers: Starizona HyperStar3

Software: Pixinsight  ·  photoshop Cs4

Filters: Baader f/2 High Speed H-Alpha CCD Filter


Dates:July 4, 2018

Frames: 300x18"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.89%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2134439

RA center: 18h 4' 2"

DEC center: -24° 18' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.139 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.094 degrees

Field radius: 0.923 degrees


Resolution: 4656x3520

Data source: Backyard

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M8 The Lagoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Wes Higgins