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Observatory Parameters
Mar 22
Lat. 39.1, Lon. -77.6
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:32 00:00

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
Uploaded by Jim Lindelien Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Size: 5,800 × 3,262 px
Visual Field: 5.0º
ISO: 1,600
Uploaded by ricktobey Texas, United States
Size: 3,352 × 2,532 px
Visual Field: 1.5º
Uploaded by Jeff_Lusher
Size: 2,307 × 1,729 px
Visual Field: 1.9º
Uploaded by Jeff_Lusher
Size: 3,696 × 3,982 px
Visual Field: 1.6º
Uploaded by Jeff_Lusher
Size: 3,906 × 2,602 px
Visual Field: 12.6º
Uploaded by Jeff_Lusher
Size: 2,592 × 3,888 px
Visual Field: 12.3º

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Hourly Elevation Mar 22

Lagoon Nebula as seen from Lat. 39.1, Lon. -77.6
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-24º 22' 59''
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