M8 Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius. This nebula appears as a wisp of "steam" from the spout of the sagittarian teapot. This is an emission nebula energized by the radiation of 6th and 7th magnitude stars in the center of the nebula. M8 is located 5,200 light years from earth in the direction of the galactic center. Brandon 130 f/8 APO, Canon 10D, guided stack, Breckenridge, CO, July 2005.