This bellow is my latest sketch of my favorite nebula, the Lagoon. I deployed an extended amount of efforts capturing a maximum of the faint stars surrounding what I could see of the nebula. Putting them at the right place was also a difficult task, an harsh averted vision exercise (it was worth it). The star portion was done using no nebula filter so I could capture a maximum of faint little stars. The nebula portion was done using my 2" NPB Omega filter which greatly enhanced the nebula, that filter is so good, I still can't believe it.
Conditions were close to home, pretty high light pollution between bortle 6 ot 7 and the object at low elevation. Seeing and transparency were both above average.
The view was amazing with or without filter and using my 200x1000 plus my very best eyepiece, the ES 34mm for widest field possible. I could capture around 150 stars for that sketch and there was even more in averted vision.
I hope some of you will like it.