is an emission nebula and HII region about 5,000 light-years
Earth, stretching 100 light-years across. It is visually quite
exciting since it is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye,
is surrounded by the Milky Way, and has open cluster
6530 in front of it. The small dark blobs in the
globules, clouds of protostellar material. The bright region near the
center, often called the Hourglass portion of M8, has
identified as an active star-forming area. North
is at the top.
Orion ED80 Doublet Refractor with AstroTech AT2FF
Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount
Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
(24) 10 min
Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
07-22-2017, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.