Location of Photo:
Auckland, New Zealand
Date/Time of photo:
Skywatcher Esprit 120ED, ASI2600mmPro, iOptron CEM120, Optolong Ha, SII and OIII filters
The Lagoon Nebula, also known as Messier 8, is a giant interstellar cloud classified as an emission nebula and is located 5,200 light-years from Earth, The massive stars within the nebula produce large amounts of ultraviolet radiation, ionizing the gas and causing it to shine.