M8-The Lagoon Nebula

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M8, NGC6523
Constellation: Sagittarius - the Archer
Type: Diffuse Nebula
Position: 18h03.8m 
Magnitude: 6.0
Exposure: Taken 7-5-03.  45 minutes on hypered Tech Pan.
Processing: Levels, curves adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT working at f/6.5.
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
Lumicon GEG with focal reducer.
ST-4 Autoguider on a 90mm Celestron guidescope.
Notes: While this picture was taken, minor planet (asteroid) 346 Hermentaria was passing
through the nebula. A closer view is available as is a short animation.
See the color version of this object.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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