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Contains:  7 Sgr, 9 Sgr, B296, B88, B89, Hourglass nebula, Lagoon nebula, M 8, M8, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, NGC 6530, NGC6526, NGC6530, Sh2-25, The star 7Sgr, The star 9Sgr
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M8, Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius, 


            José Joaquín Pérez
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Dates:June 25, 2019

Frames: 306x600" bin 0x0

Integration: 51.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.08% job: 2793173

RA center: 18h 4' 9"

DEC center: -24° 21' 41"

Pixel scale: 1.695 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.540 degrees

Field radius: 0.858 degrees

Resolution: 2848x2281

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

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce


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.


José Joaquín Pérez
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M8, Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius, 


            José Joaquín Pérez