M 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)

M 8 (10 x 15min)(80)

M8 (The Lagoon Nebula)

M8 is a bright giant interstellar emission nebula and H II regions in Sagittarius.It is also one of only 2 star forming regions visible to the naked eye.

M8 contains a number of Bok globules and is approx. 6000 LY distance.

This image is only a small section of a much larger complex nebula.

Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  10 x 900 sec.   Sept 2016.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford  N.S.W.