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M8, M20 & IC4685 in Sagittarius
23-JUL-2006

M8, M20 & IC4685 in Sagittarius

Hakos/Namibia

M8, the "Lagoon Nebula" is a very bright emission nebula, easily visible to the naked eye on a dark location. It radiates mainly the red H-alpha and greenish-blue OIII wavelength.
To the north M20 - the "Trifid Nebula" is located, a mixture of a red emission and a blue reflection nebula.
IC4685 is the fainter emission nebula to the east, with some reflection nebulae along the edges.

Canon EOS 20D
Modified Canon 20D mounted on a TMB 80mm/F6 + Televue 0.8x reducer/flattener. Halpha ( Astronomik Ha, 13nm): 10x450sec/ISO800; RGB ( IDAS-LPS): 24x300sec/ISO800. Calibration and stacking, averaging, color balancing, sharpening in Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. full exif

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