Archive for September 17, 2014

Lagoon and Triffid Nebulae

Posted: September 17, 2014 in Astronomy
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The Lagoon and Triffid Nebulae are both visible in the autumn sky near the constellation of Sagittarius. I am sure that the Trifid nebula must have inspired many an alien creature in a science fiction series or film.

Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon Nebula

 

Trifid Nebula

Trifid Nebula

Trifid Nebula

Trifid Nebula

 

Further details of how to locate them can be found at

http://earthsky.org/tonight/take-a-dip-in-the-lagoon-and-trifid-nebulae?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=2792fdb6c9-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-2792fdb6c9-393761461