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The Lagoon Nebula M8

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:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: © Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.

The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, and as NGC 6523) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius.

This is the first astrophoto I have taken through my telescope with the autoguider up and running. I know I framed this wrong and I should have had the camera turned 90 degrees over. Oh well, you live and learn. I'll do better next time.

I wanted to shoot a longer sequence but the autoguider lost the guide star after dew formed on the guide scope.

25 of June 2011
Canon EOS 1000D
Baader Coma Corrector
10 inch (25cm) F/4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope
NEQ6 PRO Computerised Goto Mount
Orion 80mm ShortTube Guide Scope
Synguider Autoguider
20 X 60 seconds exposures (20 minutes total exposure time)
ISO 800
Images stacked and alligned in Deep Sky Stacker
Final processing in Photoshop Elements 8.0
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800x550px 212.37 KB
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morqwal's avatar
you seem to know a lot about this, so can you tell me:

are the pictures of galaxy's and nebulas that you see full of color and beauty, are they real or are those images colorized/altered?