Region around the Lagoon and Trifid
The Lagoon nebula (M8, left), the Trifid (M20, right of centre) and NGC 6531 (M21, right edge). The field of view is 2¼° across.
Contributor: Oleg Toumilovitch
Equipment: Canon ESO 350, modified 400mm Sigma lens, piggybacked on an 8-inch Cassegrain and guided with the Foton AstroCam.
Date: 2009 August.
nothing more to see. please move along.