This rich region of the Milky Way
has its own Messier designation - M24.
It is one of the few Messier objects that is not an actual galaxy,
nebula, or star cluster.
The larger dark nebula upper left
of center is B92 (LDN 323); the smaller dark nebula below it is
B93 (LDN 327). The red nebula near the right center is IC 1284.