Lagoon region of Sagitarius
The Lagoon and Trifid Nebula are centred in this region of Sagitarius. Dense clouds of dust form the dark nebulae below.
2010-07-06 at Cattle Point Victoria
Modified Canon T1i with 100 mm macro lens on Astrotrack Mount.
Conditions - clear with some loss of transmission near the sea, 15 deg C and no wind.
Exposure -36x30s lights at ISO 800 and f/3.5 with darks and flats for calibration.
Processing in ImagesPlus and Photoshop