|M8-M20 Area in Sagittarius
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
|Date Taken: June, 2005 Location: Anza, CA
Equipment: Takahashi FSQ106 telescope & SBIG STL11000
Notes: This widefield image is rich in content to say the least. The obvious large nebulas are M8 - The Lagoon Nebula and M20 - The Trifid Nebula. The red nebulosity above the Lagoon features four catalog objects - IC1275, IC4685, IC1274 and NGC6559. The left side of the fram contains two small globular clusters - NGC6553 and NGC6554. The open cluster M21 is partially captured near M20 at the lower right of the frame. RGB = 80/80/80.
|M8 - The Lagoon Nebula
Mag 5.8, Size 90'
M20 - The Trifid nebula
Mag 6.3, Size 29'
NGC6553 & 6554 - Globular Clusters - both Mag 8.3 & Size 8'
The NGC/IC nebulas are all approx. 8' to 10' in size