[M8, Keith Corban] [PNG]

The Lagoon Nebula photographed by Keith Corban

This image is a scan of a photograph of M8 (the Lagoon Nebula) taken by Keith Corban in August 1994 from a site at 5300 ft. elevation in the Davis Mountains State Park, Texas. It is a 45 minute exposure on Konica SRG-3200 film taken through a Celestron C-11 with a Lumicon telecompressor operating at about f/5.6.

[M8 with ST6 CCD]

M8 taken with the ST6 CCD

[M8, Tim Puckett]

CCD images of the Lagoon Nebula M8, taken by Tim Puckett with an Apogee AP-7 CCD camera and 12-inch Meade LX200. RGB image, exposed 60 seconds.

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    [M8, Ian Wallis]

    The Lagoon Nebula M8 with a southern hemisphere 'flavour'. Photographed by Ian Wallis with a Meade LX-50 10" SC telescope at f/10 on 35mm Kodak EGP-400 negative film at the Schmidt-Cassegrain focus (sometimes mistaken for the "prime focus"), exposed 7 minutes. This image was taken in July 1999 from a suburban location in Perth, Western Australia. Visual limiting magnitude was about 5.2.

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    [M8, Matt BenDaniel]

    The giant star-forming H II region, the Lagoon Nebula M8, as photographed by Matt BenDaniel on May 24, 2001 from Pearce, Arizona. Matt used an autoguided Astro-Physics 130 EDF f/6.7 refractor to obtain this color photograph, a 90-minutes exposure on hypered Kodak PPF 400 film.

    Note the many details in the nebula, and the newly formed open star cluster NGC 6530 in the left (Eastern) part of the nebula. This image was cropped from a larger image of the whole region including M8, M20 and M21.

  • More information on this image (Matt BenDaniel)
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    [M8, Richard Crisp]

    The Hourglass Nebula region in the Lagoon Nebula M8, as photographed by Richard Crisp with a Celestron C14 imaging scope at f/11 (F=3910mm) and CCD camera. This unique picture is a composite of images taken through narrow filters, showing light emitted in the lines of the elements Sulphur, Hydrogen and Oxygen: [SII] = Red, H alpha = Green, [OIII] = Blue. The same color mapping was used for the Hubble Space Telescope images of M8. The H alpha image was taken on August 19, 2003 at Fremont Peak State Park near San Juan Bautista, California, the [OIII] and [SII] images were taken August 22, 2003 at Plettstone, California (near Yosemite National Park); three exposures of ten minutes through each filter (so a total exposure time of 1.5 hours). A lot of gorgeous detail can be seen in this image.

  • More information on this image (Richard Crisp), with a comparison to the Hubble images
  • This image was featured as Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) September 8, 2003
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  • More amateur images of M8
  • Amateur images of the M8/M20/M21 region

  • M8 images by Brad Wallis and Robert Provin
  • M8 images by Andjelko Glivar
  • Images of M8 detail
  • HST images of the Hourglass Nebula in M8
  • UKS images of M8 (David Malin)
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  • More images of M8 and M20 (sometimes including M21)

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