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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Messier 8, Lagoon Nebula

Couldn't wait any longer, Moon still rising during prime photography time, and the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius are appearing earlier now in the southeastern sky. With the Moon glow, I decided to drop frame exposure to 30 seconds. This image comprises 94 frames, or roughly 47 minutes. Beautiful.


starsapphire said...

You sure post some cool pics. The cosmos is fascinating. Keep posting your pics, you have at least one fan here!

Andy said...

Thanks, Star! Its getting better. I know of others who have looked. They're just shy, or just don't know how to post a comment. :) Like my Mom. Hi, Mom!

I've got some interesting shots coming. Waiting for the dark nights, the periods around a New Moon, is the hardest.