M8, M20,NGC6559,IC 1274, IC1275, IC4685 and others

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014
Size: 2000 px

This image covers a very rich region in the constellation of Sagittarius. There are many star-forming areas in this section of the Milky Way. The most prominent objects here are M8 (the Lagoon Nebula) and M20 ( the Trifid Nebula). Some other nebulae could be also seen include NGC6559, IC1274, IC1275, and IC4685.

Image details


Center of field RA 18:04:54 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -23:30:41 (deg:m:s)
Size 6.49 x 4.32 (deg)
Pixel scale: 11.7 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -94.1 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from Astrometry.net
Optic(s): 200 mm Canon lens @ 3.5
Mount: Meade LX75
Camera: Canon 60 Da
Filters: -
Dates/Times: 26 August 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: 15 x 180 sec @ ISO 1600
More details: -
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2014. All Rights Reserved
e-mail: info@irida-observatory.org
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