Meet the Lagoon Nebula (M8) and Trifid Nebula (M20), a stunning nebula pair in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way Galactic Core. From a dark location both nebulas can be glimpsed with the naked eyes as a fuzzy patch. To give perspective, the Lagoon Nebula is said to be located some 4,300 light years away from earth and has a width of about 75 light years. The width of the Trifid Nebula is about 25 light years, which is about 15,000 times the diameter of our solar system 🤯. This pair is quite an eye candy and stands as a sort after target for night sky lovers and photogs.
Mount: iOptron Skyguider Pro
Camera: Altair Hypercam 183MC
Scope: Skywatcher ED72 APO + flattener
Exif: 5 frames at 3 mins; Gain 3000; focal length 420mm