M8 - Lagoon Nebula

M8 – Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon nebula is one of the most easy to observe nebula in summer sky. I see it on almost all photos of the Milky Way I can see here and there. It is located in Sagittarius, low on the horizon, which does not facilitate the shooting.

Only 20 exposures of 5 minutes, the sky background was too high.

20 exposures of 5 minutes.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 USD3.
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 15°C
Sensor temperature : 22°C
Software : auto-guiding with PHD Guiding and PHDMax, acquisition with MaximDL, pre-processing with Iris, processing with photoshop.
Location : L’Epine, Hautes-Alpes, France

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