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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, 


M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2104x1396

Dates:June 29, 2016

Frames: 44x120"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.47% job: 2382270

RA center: 18h 4' 16"

DEC center: -24° 17' 27"

Pixel scale: 2.920 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.990 degrees

Field radius: 1.024

Locations: Golden State Star Party, Adin, CA, United States

Data source: Traveller


This is M8, the Lagoon Nebula, taken during the 2016 Golden State Star Party.

Equipment Used:
Stellarvue SV80ST @ F/6
SBIG ST-10XME with Astrodon Gen1 LRGB filters
Astro-Physics AP1600GTO-CP3

Exposures were 25x60 luminance, 12x120 red, 12x120 green and 20x120 blue, all taken on the night of 6/29/2016.

Calibration through integration was done with CCDStack. The remainder of processing was done in PixInsight.



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M8 - The Lagoon Nebula,