Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  IC 1274  ·  IC 4684  ·  IC 4685  ·  Lagoon Nebula  ·  M 8  ·  NGC 6523  ·  NGC 6526  ·  NGC 6530  ·  NGC 6559  ·  The star 7Sgr  ·  The star 9Sgr
Lagoon Nebula, 


Lagoon Nebula
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Lagoon Nebula

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Integration: 0.0 hours

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3558838

RA center: 18h 6' 34"

DEC center: -24° 14' 56"

Pixel scale: 2.099 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 29.104 degrees

Field radius: 1.180 degrees

Resolution: 3262x2400

Data source: Backyard


The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, NGC 6523, Sharpless 25, RCW 146, and Gum 72) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region.

The Lagoon Nebula was discovered by Giovanni Hodierna before 1654[4] and is one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the naked eye from mid-northern latitudes. Seen with binoculars, it appears as a distinct oval cloudlike patch with a definite core. In the foreground is the open cluster NGC 6530.

Lum 60x120sec.
RGB 120X120sec Each.

Data from http://deepskywest.com/


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Lagoon Nebula,