M8 The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as M8, and NGC 6523) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. The Lagoon Nebula is approx  4,100 LY from the Earth.

 Taken on a home moded Canon20d thru a 152mm f8 four element " INTANE OPTICS" Super APO refractor.

Takahashi NJP Temma II mount and The Sky Six Pro. Autoguider is DSI Pro and Mitsuboshi Off Axis Guider thanks to PHD and Shoe String Astro.

6nm filters, Ha (green),  OIII (blue), and  SII (red) . each = 9 x 10 minute exposures at 800ASA.

Processing with Images Plus and Paint Shop Pro.

Taken from Onerahi, Whangarei New Zealand in august 2007.