The Lagoon Nebula (M8)

Image of the Lagoon Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 45 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , the Lagoon Nebula is visible between 01:03 and 03:52. It will become accessible at around 01:03, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:27, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:52 when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

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Name The Lagoon Nebula (M8)
Object type Nebula
Other names
The Lagoon Nebula
The Hourglass Nebula
M8[1]
NGC 6523[2]
LBN 25[3]
Position
Right ascension:18h03m [2]
Declination:−24°22' [2]
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:5.80 (V) [2]
5.00 (B) [2]
Distance:1.6 kpc
5.2 klyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):-0.80
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.21
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

Events
22 Jun 2024  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed
22 Jun 2025  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed
23 Jun 2026  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed
23 Jun 2027  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed
22 Jun 2028  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed
22 Jun 2029  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed
23 Jun 2030  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed
23 Jun 2031  –  The Lagoon Nebula is well placed

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