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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

Night of:Saturday August 15, 2015
Site:Palomar Mountain
Local Time:11:00 PM | Aug 15, 2015
RA:18h 08m 37s
Declination:-24d 23'
Distance:4,000 light years
Magnitude:+0.0 mV
Size:90' x 40'
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape + f/6.3 Reducer
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:1373 x 1415 pixels (1.9 MP)
33.2' x 34.2'
Exposure:20 sec
Stacked Frames:16
Total Integration:5 minutes
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