Darin E. Fields' Astrophotography Pages

M8: The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

Right Ascension 18 : 03.8 (h:m)
Declination -24 : 23 (deg:m)
Distance 5.2 (kly)
Visual Brightness 6.0 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 90x40 (arc min)
More information on the Lagoon Nebula

Exposure: 40 minute exposure using Kodak Royal Gold Select 400
Guiding: ST-4 on the 80mm @ f/5
Telescope: 8" f/4 Newtonian
Camera: 35mm Minolta SRT 100
Processing: Photoshop
Date: 7/14/01 from Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County, PA
Estimated VLM 6.6-6.8