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The Lagoon & Trifid
Nebula Region

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Object Numbers:
M8 (lower right)
M20 (upper right)
IC 1275 (middle left)
IC 4685 (middle left)

Common Name:
M8 - The Lagoon Nebula
M8 - The Hourglass Nebula
M20 - The Trifid Nebula

Constellation:
Sagittarius

Distance from Earth:
~6,000 Light Years

Lagoon & Trifid Nebula Region

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Date Taken:
7/9/2005

Location:
RMSS 2005
Tarryall, CO

Equipment:
Takahashi FSQ-106n
SBIG STL-11000N
AstroDon Series I Filters
Takahashi NJP Mount

Exposure Specs:
110 minutes total
Lum: 5x10 min
Red: 2x10 min
Grn: 2x10 min
Blu: 2x10 min

Processed with:
MaximDL 4
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2005, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.