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Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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M8, Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius, 





    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez
M8, Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

Technical card

Resolution: 2848x2281

Dates:June 25, 2019

Frames: 306x600"

Integration: 51.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.08%

Astrometry.net job: 2793173

RA center: 271.039 degrees

DEC center: -24.362 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.694 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.429 degrees

Field radius: 0.858 degrees

Locations: Observatorio El Sauce, Valle del Río Hurtado, Limarí, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

The Lagoon Nebula is located four to five thousand light-years away towards the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer). The nebula is a giant interstellar cloud, 100 light-years across, where stars are forming. The scattered dark patches seen all over the nebula are huge clouds of gas and dust that are collapsing under their own weight and will soon give birth to clusters of young glowing stars.

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José Joaquín Pérez
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M8, Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius, 





    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez