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 Washington , Lagoon Nebula is visible between 23:10 and 03:28. It will become accessible at around 23:10, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:21, 28° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:28 when it sinks to 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Lagoon Nebula
Object Type Emission
Other Names
Dragon Nebula
Hourglass Nebula
M 8
NGC 6523
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




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