M8 - The Lagoon Nebula
Copyright: Jack Harvey and Tom Doughtery/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
The Lagoon Nebula, like The Trifid Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is one of a number of bright objects in this area of the skies and at magnitude 5 can be seen in binoculars as a misty white patch. The nebula's true colours are brought out in long-exposure photography, as shown above.
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