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Messier 8 + Messier 20 in Sagittarius

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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Emission nebula
90’ x 40’
+ 6.0 mag
Sgr
The Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) is one of the finest and brightest star-forming regions in the sky. It is a giant cloud of interstellar matter which is currently undergoing vivid star formation, and has already formed a considerable cluster of young stars.
2015-10-11
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Astrotrac TT320X
45x2min
1h 30min
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EOS 6D (ISO 1600)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Justin Kabaus) Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
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Emission and reflection nebula
28’
+ 6.3 mag
Sgr
5 200 light years
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5 200 Ly
The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20) is an HII region located in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. The dark nebula Barnard 85 is responsible for the trifurcated appearance of the emission nebula. The blue coloured nebula above the emission nebula is a reflection nebula.
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