The Lagoon Nebula

M8 Lagoon Nebula

The Lagoon Nebula is a mix of emission and reflection nebula located in the constellation of Sagittarius. Embedded in the nebula is an open cluster of stars. This area is extremely large and can be seen with the naked-eye under dark skies.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M8, The Lagoon Nebula, NGC6523
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Sagittarius
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 7600 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Open Cluster and Nebula
Exposure: 225 min RGB Position: R.A. 18 hr 03 min , Dec -24023'
Processed using PixInsight and PhotoShop CS5 Date: June- August 20009
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village