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, 





    
        

            Simon
M8 - the lagoon nebula

M8 - the lagoon nebula

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Resolution: 4848x3290

Astrometry.net job: 2193451

RA center: 271.070 degrees

DEC center: -24.328 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.103 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 343.223 degrees

Field radius: 0.897 degrees

Data source: Unknown

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Well it was a night of frustration. I got a break in the weather, and went ahead with imaging this, as I mentioned before. Alas, I did not realise that the focus had fractionally slipped, and the collimation too, and so all 22 subs were slightly 'off', and thus the image I hoped for was somewhat lost. I have applied some extra bias and unsharp mask just to bring it up, but 'up close' it is not what it should be. I am quite disappointed. We will put it down to that thing called 'experience'! I used my modified DSLR, an 8" reflector and PixInsight as normal.

The lowness of this object, and the very limited sky I have to image it in, the time of year, the weather and the gradually increasing moon, may mean this is my last chance to image this again - at least here at this temporary accommodation - I am not sure how the garden will be in the next home I will live in. We will have to see...

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M8 - the lagoon nebula, 





    
        

            Simon