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M8: Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

Imaged on 8/10/07
Scope: Takahashi FSQ106
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Camera/Autoguider: SXV-H9c
Exposures: 18 x 5 minutes
Site: Palomar Mountain
Temp: 66 degrees, calm, excellent seeing

The Lagoon nebula lies 5200 light years away
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