Lagoon and Trifid nebulae

Imaged by Jean-Yves Beninger from Singapore on 3 June 2005


Takahashi Sky90 with focal reducer and SBIG ST8

AP600EQMD mount


Bin 1x1 : 24 minutes each in stacks of 3 minutes images


'Discovery of M8 is often credited to Legentil in 1747, though it seems that it was recorded by Flamsteed as a nebulosum preceding the bow of Sagittarius as early as 1680'.

Burnham's Celestial Handbook