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 in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:48, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:12, 24° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:11, 23° 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]
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:5.80 (V) [2]
5.00 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):-0.80
Right ascension:18h03m [2]
Declination:-24°22' [2]
Distance:1.6 kpc
5.2 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.21
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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