Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
The Lagoon Nebula, M8, NGC 6523, 





    
        

            Steven Bellavia
The Lagoon Nebula, M8, NGC 6523

The Lagoon Nebula, M8, NGC 6523

Technical card

Resolution: 4200x2800

Dates:Aug. 25, 2019

Frames:
Astronomik 6nm OIII: 9x300" (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1
Optolong 7nm Ha 2": 6x300" (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.2 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 24.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.66%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.60

Temperature: 10.00

Astrometry.net job: 2899405

RA center: 271.097 degrees

DEC center: -24.298 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.361 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.745 degrees

Field radius: 0.954 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Lagoon Nebula was discovered by Giovanni Hodierna before 1654 and is one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the eye from mid-northern latitudes. Seen with binoculars, it appears as a distinct oval cloud-like patch with a definite core. Within the nebula is the open cluster NGC 6530

Comments

Author

bellavia
Steven Bellavia
License: None (All rights reserved)
940
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

The Lagoon Nebula, M8, NGC 6523, 





    
        

            Steven Bellavia