Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)

As in the last two posts, the Lagoon is another star-forming region. An H II emission nebula, the Lagoon is a dramatic object. Approximately 110 x 50 light years in size, it is an extensive object. The open cluster NGC 6530 is in the foreground. This is another image taken with the !4 inch at f/5 with the DS 2.3+.