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 Ashburn (click to change), Lagoon Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:42 (EDT) – 5 hours and 43 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 26° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.

Name Lagoon Nebula
Object Type Emission
Other Names
Dragon Nebula
Hourglass Nebula
M 8
NGC 6523
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V mag):5.80
Right Ascension:18h03m
Declination:-24°22'
Distance:1.6 kpc
5.2 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.21

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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