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 Fairfield , Lagoon Nebula is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:33 (EDT), 23° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:29, 24° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:54, when it sinks below 21° 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 Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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