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I was watching the meteor shower last night and took 60 one minute photos of M8 or the Lagoon Nebula.

The Lagoon Nebula is estimated to be between 4,000-6,000 light years from the Earth. Like many nebulas, it appears pink in time-exposure color photos but is gray to the eye peering through binoculars or a telescope. The nebula contains a number of Bok globules (dark, collapsing clouds of protostellar material). It also includes a funnel-like or tornado-like structure caused by a hot O-type star that emanates ultraviolet light, heating and ionizing gases on the surface of the nebula. The Lagoon Nebula also contains at its centre a structure known as the Hourglass Nebula. Kinda cool stuff. haha Thanks for reading and viewing.
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Aug 13, 2012 9:40:11 pm
Excellant.

by EricofSD Homepage »

Aug 13, 2012 10:45:33 pm
wow this have depth to it. wonderful to know stuff you looking at.

by jocko500 Homepage »

Aug 14, 2012 1:58:32 am
An amazing capture! Love it!

by whaleman Homepage »

Aug 14, 2012 2:08:46 am
I missed the meteor shower, but that's not too unexpected. We had clouds and so I would have missed it anyway. I love astrophotography and this is a perfect example of why! This is simply stunning. I love the details and the perfect clarity of this image. Wonderfully done!

by Chipka Homepage »

Aug 16, 2012 1:33:52 pm
This work of art is perfect. I thank you for it. 5+!

by Fidelity2 Homepage »

May 15, 2014 6:20:14 am
Classic astro-subject!

by mdilorenzo Homepage »

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