Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae, M8, M20

- more gems of the Southern skies. Emission (and reflection) nebulae caused to shine by hot, young stars within. Distances to M8 and M20 are 4,100 and 5,200 ly respectively. 

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters Scope: Takahashi FS-128, f=740mm, f5.8 (fov ~3x2)
Mount: Intes-Micro Alter D6 Guiding: internal
Filters/Exposures: R:G:B = 20:20:20 ≡ 1h Location: LMDSS Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Date: n/a Processing: CCDStack and Photoshop CS4