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The Lagoon Nebula aka M8 and NGC 6523 is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is approxiamately 110 light years across. The Lagoon is an emmission nebula and is estimated to be between 4,000-6,000 light-years from the Earth.


Image Data : Total exp.= 6.4 hours.
L:R:G:B:Ha:OIII:=65: 65: 60: 70: 65: 60 mins.
Location: Space Atacama Lodge, Chile
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/4.9,
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon filters
Software used: MaxIm DL, Registar, PS CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra

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