Monday, June 9, 2008

Center of the Lagoon

The Lagoon Nebula is a very large star forming region. It is noticeable to the naked eye this time of year as a fuzzy patch near the area where Scorpius meets the Milky Way. I shot this monochrome image of it using my Starshoot camera. The cluster overpowered my poor little achro refractor, and the color version did not turn out quite so well. It is made of a stack of 15 four minute images binned 2x2, deconvolved in MaximDL.

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