The Lagoon Nebula (also known as M8) is a large star-forming emission nebula approximately 5000 light years away. It can easily be seen with binoculars and small telescopes and, on a dark night, with the naked eye.

Also appeared at  September 9, 2014

Technical Information       
Date:                       June, 2014
Location:                 Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:              Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:                  SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:                     Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:                     AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:                HaLRGB = 840:180:60:60:60 minutes, all unbinned
Software:                 Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                                Processing: CCDStack, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins

Lagoon Nebula (M8)