Lagoon nebula (sometimes called Messier 8) is a giant intergalactic cloud of ionized Hydrogen. The nebula is located in constellation Sagittarius and it’s 4100 light-years away from Solar System. It belongs to one of the brightest nebulas visible from northern hemisphere.
I have to admit, this nebula was the main reason and target of the trip to Milos and it was the first deep space object captured there. When I processed the picture I was so happy that the nebulosity is so clearly visible without any narrow band filters. Well, mission accomplished.
|Telescope:||Newton 150/600 mm|
|Focal length:||660 mm|
|Autoguiding||QHYCCD miniGuideScope 130 mm f/4.3, ZWO 174 MM|
|Camera:||ZWO 071 Pro @-10C|
|Corrector:||Explore Scientific HR coma corrector|
|Filters:||Astronomik L-1 - UV IR Block Filter|
|Exposure||39x180s, Gain 134, bin 1x1,|