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Messier 8 - wide field

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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Emission nebula
Sgr
2017-07-20
ATHOS Centro Astronómico / La Palma (900m)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E @ f/2.8
iOptron Sky Tracker
38x1min
38 min
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Nikon D810A (ISO400)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Michael Hanl, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner) Image processing by Michael Hanl
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90’ x 40’
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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