M8, M20,NGC6559,IC 1274, IC1275, IC4685, VdB 115 and other objects in Sagitarius

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014
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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 (please see the annotated mouseover) including NGC6559, IC1274, IC1275, and IC4685. This is a 4 panel mosaic and the image above is resized version of the full mosaic (7391 x 7428 pixels). Below is a zoomable image. Zoom in and out with the mouse scroll button, click and drag with the left mouse button to pan.


Image details:


Center of field RA 18:06:33(h:m:s)
Center of field DE -23:35:58 (deg:m:s)
Size 4.42 x 2.49 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 0.291 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from Astrometry.net
Optic(s): 16" f3,75 Dream Corrected Astrograph (DCA)
Mount: Astelco NTM-500 direct drive mount
Camera: Apogee Alta U-16M CCD camera
Filters: Lum, Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon
Dates/Times: From 23 to 29 of August 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L: 3x10min, R: 3x10min, G: 3x10min, B: 3x10min, Bin 1
  Total Exposure Time - 480 min (6:00 hours), four panel mosaic
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2014. All Rights Reserved
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