01  March  2017
 
                                    The Lagoon Nebula                                  

                                                                                                               
    



 By      Chris Marklew
flic.kr/p/LXero3 )

The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, NGC 6523, Sharpless 25, RCW 146, and Gum 72)
is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius, approximately 4000-6000 light years from Earth.

Image details:

Telescope: Planewave CDK14, FL 2563mm, F/7.2
Camera: FLI PL16803
LRGB, 10 minute sub exposures, 9 hours total.

Captured from our backyard observatory, Canberra - Australia.


 

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