M8

Lagoon Nebula, M8, NGC 6523

Name: M8
Alternate Names: NGC 6523, Lagoon Nebula
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 4,100 Light Years
Magnitude: 6
Size: 90 x 40 Arc Minutes
Type: Emission Nebula
Discovered: Guillaume le Gentil 1749

Telescope: AstroTech 65
Camera: Canon T3i
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Exposure: 5×300 ISO 800

Full size is 5191 × 3465 pixels

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