My friend Ed Malones filmed me sketching the Lagoon Nebula during our time at the 2016 Queensland Astrofest.
The video is a time lapse of some of the three hours the sketch took. I asked Ed if he could film me while sketching. I didn't want the sketch process filmed as it would have been a very difficult process as the dim red lighting would not have made the filming process easy - close to impossible. Instead I asked for him to film me at the scope while I sketched, with the Milky Way slowly moving and any activity happening around me.
In the video you will see the hub of the Milky Way around Scorpio and Sagittarius slowly 'fall', and my telescope slowly follow it. You'll see red lights come and go as people moveabout the place. You'll see my Gondwana Telescopes banner move around in the breeze, and my friend Oleg using my 8" dobbie behind the banner. And you'll see people stop by me to have a look and a chat.
You'll also see at the 21 second mark an exploding meteor between the tree and my banner!!! What a lucky score!
The Lagoon Nebula is a tiny bright dot above the dark nebulosity that forms The Horse Of Sagittarius, and just below and to the right of the bright Cloud of Sagittarius.
Thank you Ed for making such a lovely video.