M 8

M8, "Lagoon Nebula" NGC 6523

Sgr, 18 h 03.8 m, -24 23'

M(v) 6.0, 90' X 40'

Visible to the naked eye. The open cluster inside is NGC 6530. One of the best examples of an emission nebula.
guided, color film, LX-200 12-inch 'scope

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Last updated on 11-02-99.
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