Triffid Nebula Central and Lagoon Nebula

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Triffid Nebula Central and Lagoon Nebula

The Trifid Nebula (centre) is an H II region located in Sagittarius. It was discovered by Charles Messier on June 5, 1764. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. Wikipedia
Distance to Earth: 5,200 light years

The Lagoon Nebula (large red emission nebula) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region. Wikipedia
Distance to Earth: 4,077 light years

Captured by Ray Palmer

Image Specifications

Exposure 18 minutes
Scope Takahashi Epsilon 
Film Fuji Provia 400F
Manually Guided 
Camera Olympus OM-1 at Prime Focus 

Captured at Astro Peak Observatory, Western Australia

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