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Location of Photo:

constellation Sagittarius

Date/Time of photo:

6,7,23 July 2019


Optic : William Optic 71 F/4.9 Focal Length : 350 mm Mount : Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 & Eq5 Camera : ZWO ASI 1600 MMC Pro Gain : 75 Temperature : -25 Filters : Astronomik Ha & OIII & SII 6nm Guide Scope : ASI 224 MC , PHD Guiding


Lagoon Nebula ,M8 was discovered in 1654 by the italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Hodierna. This star forming cloud of interstellar gas is located in the constellation Sagittarius and its apparent magnitude of 6 makes it faintly visible to the naked eye in dark sky. The best time to observe M8 is during August. Located 5,200 light years from Earth, M8 is home to its own star cluster . The massive stars embedded within the nebula give off enormous amounts of ultraviolet radiation, ionizing the gas and causing it to shine. The image of the Hubble Palette output