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Turmoil - M 8 center

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
ASA 500 f/3,6 ASA
Imaging Cameras
FLI PL16803
Mounts
ASA DDM 85
Filters
Astrodon Ha 3nm SII 3nm OII 3nm Astrodon
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ASA 500 f/3,6 ASA
Guiding Cameras
FLI PL16803

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 26, 2018
Frames:
15×600(2h 30′)
Integration:
2h 30′
Avg. Moon age:
13.56 days
Avg. Moon phase:
98.36%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2959414

Resolution: 966x1002

File size: 521.7 KB

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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Description: APOD 2019 November 4

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