The Lagoon Nebula (Emission)

Image of Lagoon Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 45 arcminutes across.
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From Washington , Lagoon Nebula is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 03:24, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:31, 28° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:43, 28° above your southern horizon.

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Name Lagoon Nebula
Object Type Emission
Other Names
Dragon Nebula
Hourglass Nebula
M 8[1]
NGC 6523[3]
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 Washington

All times shown in Washington local time.

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37.13°N
113.51°W
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