The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae
An Iconic Duo
This true colour image of the Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebulae depict a chaotic and active Sagittarius starscape. These regions are actively undergoing star formation as large clouds of gas and dust coalesce under gravity to form newborn stars. Due to the brightness of these objects, particularly the Lagoon and Trifid, this region is a favourite amongst amateur astronomers.
I have also shot this region with a wider field of view in a false colour narrowband palette, which you can view here.
Locations: Singapore (HA) and Malaysia (RGB)
Date: June 2016
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ85ED at f/3.9
Camera: SBIG ST8300M
Mount: Losmandy G11/G2
Exposure: Integration: 2.5 hours HaRGB
Image reduction, integration and processing with Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight