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Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula

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Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula

These Nebula in this picture are located in the constellation of Sagittarius. The Lagoon Nebula is one of the largest in the night sky. It is visible as an elongated, milky cloud. It is a good subject for viewing through telescope or binoculars. The Trifid Nebula is a emission nebula in Sagittarius. Trifid Nebula's gas contrasts with the blue reflection nebula lying to its north. It is revealed on photographs with CCD images.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi TOA130S, TOA35Reducer

Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik Type2C LRGB filters

Exposure: L=150minutes(15minutesx10) ,R=40minutes, G=40minutes, B=40minutes(RGB:2x2binned)
2frames Mozaic, Total Exposure time=7hours

Software: Stellaimage6, PhotoshopCS

Location: Nosegawa Village Nara Prefecture, 2007-2008