October 2003 Image of the Month

M8 Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

5 min ea rgb with SBIG ST-2000 on August 19, 2003

Below is cropped portion at 100%.

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RGB combined and digital development in Maxim DL .

Note: The dominant blue hue in the stars is an artifact from compressing the dynamic range of brightness.

C-18 image courtesy of Norma Rose Observatory, Queensland, Australia

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