The Lagoon Nebula
A.k.a. "M8" in the constellation Sagittarius. Always a popular target for amateur telescopes. The light from this nebula left about 5150 years ago (3149 B.C.) around 8 pm, and fell on my camera film in 2001. This photo is a one hour exposure on Kodak PPF 400 film at f7.5, taken in cental Oregon during July of 2001