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The Lagoon Nebula
M8 | Messier 8 | NGC 6523
The Lagoon Nebula is an interstellar gas cloud over 110 light years long. The bright blue stars in the foreground are the open cluster NGC 6530.


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All Images of The Lagoon Nebula
15 Aug 2015

12 Jul 2015

10 Sep 2010

Details:
Night of:Saturday August 15, 2015
Site:Palomar Mountain
Local Time:11:00 PM | Aug 15, 2015
Altitude:27
RA:18h 08m 37s
Declination:-24d 23'
Distance:4,000 light years
Magnitude:+0.0 mV
Size:90' x 40'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:1420 x 1880 pixels (2.7 MP)
34.3' x 45.4'
Exposure:20 sec
Stacked Frames:16
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