Lagoon Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha Light

IC 1396

The Lagoon and Trifid nebula's are centered in this wide field view of Sagittarius. The Lagoon nebula was over exposed in this image taken under extremely dark skies in southwestern New Mexico. The Trifid nebula, M20 was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764.


Telescope: Canon FD 200mm f.28 lens Designation: M8 and M20
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200 GTO
Constellation: Sagittarius
Camera: Canon AE1 Program Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST-4 Type: Emission & Reflection Nebula
Exposure: Hypersensitized Technical Pan film, 1 hour Position: R.A. 18 hr 02 min , Dec -230 02'
Processed using PhotoShop CS Date: 7 May 2005
Scanning by Tony Hallas Location: Gila, NM