The Lagoon nebula in a closer and deeper look.
The central structure of the nebula , normally overexposed ( Upper Left) is revealed in this image.
Seen in silhouette just lower from the center of the view are small, dark clouds of obscuring cosmic dust.
These globules Called Thackeray's Globules for their discoverer, are potential sites for the formation of new stars, but are likely being eroded by the intense radiation from the nearby young stars (NASA)
Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
HA - 34 min
RGB 18 minutes per channel (BIN 2)
(Total of almost 1:30 HRS)
Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2012.