M 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)

M 8  (mosiac 2)(OOO)(crop)

M 8 (The Lagoon Nebula)

The Lagoon Nebula is a bright giant interstellar emission nebula and H II region in Sagittarius.It is also one of 2 star forming regions visible to the naked eye. M8 contains a number of Bok globules and is approx. 6000 LY distance.

     2 frame mosaic.

Telescope.  10 Inch F4 Newtonian.

Camera. S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   (2) 10 x 600 sec. June 2015.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.