M8: Lagoon nebula


Scope: FLT110 apo & F/F type4 @ f/5.6

Camera: canon 40D modified
Mount: NEQ6 pro with autoguider
Exposure: 12*5min iso 1000
Autor: Mohammad Nouroozi

The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, and as NGC 6523) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region.

The Lagoon Nebula was discovered by Giovanni Hodierna before 1654[4] and is one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the naked eye from mid-northern latitudes. Seen with binoculars, it appears as a distinct oval cloudlike patch with a definite core. A fragile star cluster appears superimposed on it.
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