M8 - Lagoon Nebula Core - 150720b

The Lagoon Nebula (M8 or NGC 6523) is a large emission nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. This shot of the core is a stack of 63 five-minute subs (5.25 hours of exposures) taken with my 11" Celestron Edge HD and 0.7x focal reducer using the Celestron Nightscape CCD. The images were stacked in DSS, processed in StarTools and finished in PhotoShop.


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   Right Ascension: 18h 4m 6.498s (271° 1m 37.470s)
   Declination: -24° 23m 30.571s
Orientation: Up is 179.6 degrees East of North.
Image Size: 31.465' x 23.766' Pixel Scale: 0.502"


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