In my previous post I mentioned M8/M20. Here is a closer view of the pair. The Lagoon Nebula (right) is a glowing cloud of hydrogen where new stars are forming. In the lower right is the Trifid Nebula. The Trifid Nebula is a trio of three types of nebulae. An emission nebula, a reflection nebula, and a dark nebula. Similar to the Lagoon Nebula, the Trifid Nebula is also home to large amounts of newly born stars.
I took this photo at the Peninsula Astronomical Society’s dark site in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Orion Sirius Mount
St80 guide scope
30x300s iso 800