Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
 

An image of The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius (also known as Messier 8) and the young open cluster NGC 6530 to the lower left of the brightest region of the nebula.

More information about the Lagoon Nebula can be found here.

   
A wide-field image of the same area at a different angle.
   
Another image of M8 captured on a CCD camera through an 80mm refractor.

The image displayed in Google Maps can be found here.

   
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