Messier Catalog » M8 — NGC 6523 Lagoon Nebula

This cloud of interstellar dust surrounds a cluster that radiates energy to make the nebula glow.
M8: The Lagoon Nebula

This cloud of interstellar dust surrounds a cluster that radiates energy to make the nebula glow.

 
RA

18h 3.8m

Dec

-24°23

Magnitude

6 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫⚫⚫

Size

90x40

Distance

5,200 light years

Season

☀ Summer

Difficulty

🟡 Moderate