The Details
Object
M 8 The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Optics
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Custom Scientific 3nm Hydrogen-Alpha
Date
23 May 2004
Location
Red Cloud Road Site, Eastern Riverside County CA
Exposure
Ha 6 x 1200 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, CCDSharp, Photoshop
Orientation
Field of View: 01° 12 ’ x 00° 59 ’ centered on RA 18h04m39s
DEC -24°18’38”. North angle 308.9 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
Located about 6° N of the Teapot spout, this naked eye object is one of the most magnificent of objects on the Messier List and a true gem of the summer skies.

 

 

 

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