'Lagoon Nebula, M8'

Lagoon Nebula, M8

[Public Domain] 23 Jun 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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This was the best astrophoto I was able to image last weekend, and I’m really happy with the low noise and high clarity from this amazingly bright nebula. 24 x 2 minute exposures (48 minutes) of RGB data from my cooled QHY12 CCD camera.  This giant interstellar cloud is about 4000-6000 light years away from earth and quite large in the sky, which is probably why it was discovered way back in the 1600s !

24 x 120s / f2 Hyperstar / UHC filter / QHY12 CCD @ -15c / Acquired and Stacked in Nebulosity.

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