M8 - The Lagoon Nebula
M8 is a large nebula about 4,000 light-years from Earth. It is a summer showpiece located in the constellation Sagittarius and is called the lagoon nebula. The nebula covers a large area of sky and is an easy target for astrophotographers.
This image was taken using a 6-inch F5 reflector and a modified Canon T3i set at ISO 800. The resultant image is a stack of six five-minute exposures.
There are several dark nebula in the nebula. The most prominent are Barnard 88, 89, and 296.