Lagoon Nebula photo featured at PTV 4 (NewsLife)

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My Lagoon Nebula photo featured in a local news program NewsLife, PTV Channel 4, on March 13, 2013. Photos taken by local amateur astronomers are featured in the segment Astronomy Picture of the Day hosted by Prof. Edmund Rosales.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

M8 Lagoon Nebula and the Open Cluster NGC 6530 April 6, 2012

M8, the Lagoon Nebula, is a cloud of ionized hydrogen gas some 50 light-years in diameter, located about 5000 light-years away. It is a region in space where new stars form. To the east of the nebula is the open cluster NGC 6530, also visible in this photograph. Sky-Watcher 100 ED 4 in f/9 refractor, Kenko NES mount, Canon 450D DSLR, 2 x 240 sec exp, IS0 1600. April 6, 2012, Camarines Norte, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano