M8

M8, Lagoon Nebula, NGC 6523

Name: M8
Alternate Name: 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: Takahashi TOA-130
Camera: QSI 683
Mount: Losmandy G11
Exposure: L= 8×600 Seconds R= 8×600 Seconds G=8×600 Seconds B= 8×600 Seconds

Full size is 2504 × 3206 pixels

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