PhotographerCharles B. Ward
Location of photoCoyote Lake, near Gilroy, CA
Date/Time of photoJuly 17
EquipmentStellarvue 80mm APO, AP1100GTO mount, QSI 683-wsg-8 camera, Orion SSAG with camera's built-in OAG, and Astrodon 3nm narrowband filters
DescriptionOne of the finest nebulae in the sky, the Lagoon shines like a neon sign in the hubble palette. With a very strong combination of Ha and OIII, the Lagoon is an excellent imaging target for beginners.