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Observatory Parameters
Dec 16
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waning Crescent
05:40 16:04

Lagoon Nebula · M 8 Diffuse Nebula in Sagittarius Constellation

Size: 45' x 30' Magnitude: 5.0 Also known as NGC 6523, Sh 2-25, Gum 72, RCW 146
Credit: ESO
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Visual Field: 11.6º
ISO: 1,600
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Visual Field: 12.4º
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Visual Field: 1.7º
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Visual Field: 9.9º
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Visual Field: 1.6º
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Visual Field: 3.3º

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Lagoon Nebula as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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-24º 22' 59''
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