The mesmerizing Lagoon Nebula

This enhanced color panorama of the Lagoon Nebula, aka Messier 8 or M8, was taken in light emitted by Hydrogen (shown in brown), Sulfur (red), and Oxygen (blue).

It’s a giant interstellar cloud that has glowing gas, star clusters, and forming stars in the center. M8 is one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the naked eye from mid-northern latitudes and can be spotted in the constellation Sagittarius

Image Credit & Copyright: John Nemcik