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 Cambridge , Lagoon Nebula is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:59 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:09, 23° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 22:14, when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

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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) [3]
Right ascension:18h03m [3]
Declination:-24°22' [3]
Distance:1.6 kpc
5.2 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.21
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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