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Turmoil - M 8 center, 





    
        

            Zhuoqun Wu

Turmoil - M 8 center

Technical card

Resolution: 966x1002

Dates:July 26, 2018

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.36%

Astrometry.net job: 2959414

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

APOD November 4

Explanation: Stars are battling gas and dust in the Lagoon Nebula but the photographers are winning. Also known as M8, this photogenic nebula is visible even without binoculars towards the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). The energetic processes of star formation create not only the colors but the chaos. The glowing gas results from high-energy starlight striking interstellar hydrogen gas and trace amounts of sulfur, and oxygen gases. The dark dust filaments that lace M8 were created in the atmospheres of cool giant stars and in the debris from supernovae explosions. The light from M8 we see today left about 5,000 years ago. Light takes about 50 years to cross this section of M8.

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