Messier Catalog » M8 — NGC 6523 Lagoon Nebula

A widefield shot of a region filled with beautiful nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.
The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

A widefield shot of a region filled with beautiful nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

This large, bright and beautiful nebula stays low on the horizon in the Pacific Northwest, making it a challenging target to observe.
M8: The Lagoon Nebula

This large, bright and beautiful nebula stays low on the horizon in the Pacific Northwest, making it a challenging target to observe.

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