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M 8 Lagoon Nebula

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The famous Lagoon Nebula. This is a very large nebula, but the trick is to try and capture the hour glass shape in the center of the nebula and resolve the center star. There is some sacrifice of the wispy gasses on the outer edges of the nebula, but I like the detail of the center.

Date: September 14, 2012
Mount: Celestron CGE
Scope Celestron C 1400
Focal Length: 3910 mm; F/11
Camera: Nikon D3
ISO Setting: 2500
Duration: 6.5 minutes per shot. (5 shots total)
Stacked: Deep Sky Stacker
Distance: Approximately 5,000 Light Years


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