The lagoon nebula

The lagoon nebula (M8), found in the constellation of Sagittarius, is a giant interstellar cloud that contains proto-stellar material.  To northern hemisphere observers, this emission nebula appears very low on the horizon but it is still very bright.

Acquisition details:

Date: 24 Sep 2016

Telescope: Explore Scientific 208 Newtonian

Camera: Modified Canon Rebel Xs

Mount: Celestron Advanced VX

Exposure: Total of 2 hours (40 x 3 min subs) at ISO 1600

Filter: Celestron Light Pollution

Ambient temperature ~ 10 c

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