The Lagoon Nebula (Emission)

Image of Lagoon Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 45 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Lagoon Nebula is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 19° above the horizon at dusk.

Name Lagoon Nebula
Object Type Emission
Other Names
Dragon Nebula
Hourglass Nebula
M 8
NGC 6523
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:5.80 (V)[2]
5.00 (B)[1]
Right Ascension:18h03m [1]
Declination:-24°22' [1]
Distance:1.6 kpc
5.2 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.21

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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