Messier 8, commonly known as the Lagoon nebula, is a star-forming region in the constellation Sagittarius that is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye under dark skies.

38 x 3.50 secs; Lodestar Pro Mono; Starblast 114mm Autotracker; Starlight Live; cropped

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Messier 16, also known as the Eagle nebula, is young open cluster of stars surrounded by an emission nebula of gas and dust. The index finger-like cloud pointing downward is a column of hydrogen gas and dust that is part of what’s known as the “Pillars of Creation”.

27x3.50 secs; Lodestar Pro Mono; Starblast 114mm Autotracker; Starlight Live; cropped

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