Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon Nebula
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Lagoon Nebula

Commonly known as the Lagoon Nebula, M8 was discovered in 1654 by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Hodierna, who, like Charles Messier, sought to catalog nebulous objects in the night sky so they would not be mistaken for comets. This star-forming cloud of interstellar gas is located in the constellation Sagittarius and its apparent magnitude of 6 makes it faintly visible to the naked eye in dark skies. The best time to observe M8 is during August.
Located 5,200 light-years from Earth, M8 is home to its own star cluster: NGC 6530 The massive stars embedded within the nebula give off enormous amounts of ultraviolet radiation, ionizing the gas and causing it to shine.
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This is narrowband imaging of the subject, stacked using deepskytracker, editing done using Photoshop.
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Astronomy Details
NGC 6530
NGC 6526
M 8
Lagoon Nebula
NGC 6523
The star 9Sgr
The star 7Sgr
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI 6
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Camera
Model: FLI ML 16200
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Location
Chile
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Date of observation
19/04/2021
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Filters
SHO
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Processing
DeepSkyTracker and Photoshop
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Credits
ProDataSet
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