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 Fairfield , Lagoon Nebula is visible between 00:48 and 03:37. It will become accessible around 00:48, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:13, 24° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:37 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
NGC 6523
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




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