Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

M8 and M20 Region


Beautiful region in the Sagittarius constellation.The number 8 of the Messier catalog the Lagoon Nebula is the emission nebula in the lower part of image. Associated with the M8 is the young open cluster NGC 6530. At the top of the picture the famous Trifid Nebula M20, nice combination of reflection and emission nebulosity with the Star Cluster M21 in the upper left edge.


- Date / Location : 22/05/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : Astro-Physics Traveler 105mm f/6 EDFS  with AP Field Flattener - Nikon F3 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Composite of two 25-minute on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Dry climate , windy


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