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 Cambridge , the Lagoon Nebula is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 20° above the horizon at dusk.

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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 Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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