M8. The Lagoon Nebula
Diffuse nebula in Sagittarius

As usual, this diffuse nebula is associated to an open cluster of young stars formed from its material. it includes a dark nebula and, within its brightest part, the named hourglass nebula can be seen.
Distance to earth: 5,200 light years
Visual Magnitude: 6.0
More information: Messier index. M8



Full resolution image

Date and location
25-jun-2013. Caraquiz, Guadalajara
Telescopio ASA N10, FL= 960mm on ASA DDM85 mount. No autoguide
Cámara FLI ML16803. Baader 7nm H-alpha filter
Image processing
H-alfa: 21x600s, SII: 17x600, OIII: 13x600s. Processed with Pixinsight.




Date and location
20-aug-2008. Caraquiz, Guadalajara, Spain
Telescopio ASA N10, FL= 960mm. Autoguide with Miniborg50, QHY6 and guidemaster
Cámara Artemis 11002. Baader 7nm H-alpha filter
Image processing
H-alpha: 36x300s,  stacked  with Aip4win. Process with Pixinsight.




Date and location
29-aug-2007. Caraquiz, Guadalajara, Spain
Telescopio LX200R 8". Autoguide with Megrez II 80 ED, Toucam and guidemaster
Cámara Artemis 11002. Focal reducer  0,7. 
Image processing
H-alpha: 7x900s,  RGB: 7x180s bin 2x2, stacked  with Aip4win. Process with Pixinsight.





Date and location
4-jun-2005. Caraquiz, Madrid, Spain
Telescopio Megrez II 80 ED,  f=560mm. Equatorial. Autoguide with LX200, Toucam and guidedog
Cámara Artemis 285. Focal reducer  0,7.  Hutec IDAS LPS filter
Image processing
H-alpha: 8x300s, L: 10x300s, RGB: 3x300s, stacked and  RGB with Aip4win. HLRGB and final process with Adobe Photoshop.

  Other images of  M8



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