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Nebulae :: M20, M8 - Wide Field


M20, M8 - Wide Field

 

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         Object M20 and M8 Wide Field
         Comment From a dark sky location, the Trifid Nebula (M20 - top left) and Lagoon Nebula (M8 - centre) are visible to the unaided eye. They appear with a vibrant glow above the large and rich Sagittarius star cloud in the Milky Way. This wide field view provides an interesting perspective of the distance. Despite the close appearance of M20 to M8, they are separated by approximately 150 light years.
         Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED F/5 (530mm FL)
         Camera SBIG STL-11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale: 3.52 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Losmandy Titan
         Exposure Total exposure time: 160 minutes - (L:70min, R:30min, G:30min, B:30min)
         Date 10/06/2007, 15/06/2007

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