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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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Lagoon Nebula, 


Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro


Resolution: 3000x2250

Dates:Aug. 29, 2019

30x30" -10C
30x300" -10C

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.34% job: 2894008

RA center: 271.036 degrees

DEC center: -24.306 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.170 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 159.650 degrees

Field radius: 0.609 degrees

Locations: Wonga Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Data source: Backyard


I can remember my amazement back in Sept 2009 when I first photographed the Lagoon Nebula through a small refractor with by "state of the art" Canon 450D. Nowadays I'm amazed that 10 years have passed since I last visited this part of the sky. Amazing how time flies!

At 90' x 40' the Lagoon Nebula is quite large, with an apparent area is similar to the Orion Nebula. The central star cluster, hourglass region, dark nebulosity, and Bok globules make it an interesting target.



License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Lagoon Nebula,