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Old 20-09-2006, 08:51 PM
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M8 - Lagoon Nebula - Nb

An easy target for the beginner, even from a light polluted area.

The Lagoon Nebula is located just "above" the classic teapot shape of Sagittarius. It's nebulosity is apparent even in a 50mm finder. The "lagoon" - an area of dark nebulosity can be made out between areas of bright emission nebulosity. I have viewed it from my light polluted backyard in Newcastle through an ED80 and an 8" Dob - the Dob gives a much nicer view of course.

The photo is a 1 minute shot through an ED80 - and approximates the EP view (with UHC filter) from the 8" Dob from my location.
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Old 20-09-2006, 09:42 PM
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have you just taken that tonight, because there seems to be a lot of haze in the air over wallsend/newcastle, its very bright with stray light. Top image for the conditions!!
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Old 20-09-2006, 10:23 PM
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that is a really accurate image of lagoon looking through eyepiece with uhc-s filter. top job lee. i'll say 10mm ep?
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Old 21-09-2006, 06:57 AM
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Not tonight Houghy - conditions were dreadful - Too dreadful to bother manhandling the G11 outside! Sat outside with the Dob for a bit - the sky/haze glow was as bad as I've seen it - new moon of course!

Eric - in my 8" f/6 I think that view approximates my 32mm TV Plossl.

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