The diffuse emission nebulae M8, the Lagoon Nebula (big, red, right of center) and M20, the Trifid Nebula (above M8, red 'n' blue), and open cluster M21 (above and left of M20) were captured by Alexander Jäger of the Interessengemeinschaft Astronomie on September 28, 1995 with a 300-mm f/2.8 telephoto lens, exposed 10 minutes on Scotchchrome 400, from the Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma.

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