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Messier 8 - Wide field in Sagittarius

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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2015-10-12
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E @ f/5
Astro Physics AP1600GTO
16x2 min
32 min
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Nikon D750 (ISO 800)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner) Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
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Emission nebula
90’ x 40’
+ 6.0 mag
Sgr
5 200 Ly
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.
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