M8, The Lagoon Nebula, in Sagittarius

 

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Exposure Data: 5/25/2001.  RRGB: 10x2m, 5x2m, 5x2m, 5x2m. RGB binned 2x2. -10C, 2.65 arc-sec./pixel.
 
Processing: Acquired, reduced, aligned, combined, RGB combine in Maxim, L+RGB combine, curves, levels, bloom repair and other adjustments in Photoshop.

 
Optical System: TV-140 5.5 f/5 APO refractor, ST-8E NABG/CFW-8A CCD camera, G-11 mount, Hutech LPS filter.
 
Comments: Compare to the higher resolution version taken with the RC.