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M8 - Lagoon Nebula by DoomWillFindYou M8 - Lagoon Nebula by DoomWillFindYou
The Lagoon Nebula is one of the largest star forming regions in our part of the Milky Way. It spans around 150 light years across and lies about 5,500 light years from us in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius on the next spiral arm inward from our own. Under dark skies, M8 appears as a faint smudge on the Milky Way but through a large telescope the nebula shows intricate detail in the densest regions.

Takahashi NJP Temma II, Takahashi TSA-102 at f/6, FLI ML8300. 225 minutes total exposure.
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Pr0w0nk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Darn! you don't have a higher resolution for this? You're pictures take my breath away! Keep these Astrophotos coming! They make me the happiest girl alive!
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DoomWillFindYou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Here's the highest res version I have online: 1600x1200. The original file is 3296x2472 (8 megapixels), but I usually keep the highest res versions of my images offline and use them only for printing.
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SymphonyXRM Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Wonderful shot... What is the exposure time of a single frame?
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DoomWillFindYou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I took 9 x 15 minute frames for Luminance (IR blocked clear filter used for detail) and 3 x 10 minute frames each through Red, Blue and Green filters for the color data. All of the images were aligned and combined in MaxIm DL 4.6 and the color was combined with the Luminance data in Photoshop CS2.
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SymphonyXRM Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Nice... Must be very clear sky in that area...
I asked you because I am beginner in astrophotography, and thank you for your answer.
Regards,
Rade
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penner2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
mindblowing....WOW
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DoomWillFindYou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Thanks!
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