The star formation region Messier 8 in the constellation of Sagittarius

This chart shows the location of the star formation region Messier 8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula, within the constellation of Sagittarius (the Archer). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and Messier 8 itself is highlighted with a red circle on the image. This bright object is visible to the unaided eye as a small patch in the heart of the Milky Way and is an impressive sight in moderate-sized amateur telescopes.

Credit:

ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1101c
Language:en-au
Type:Chart
Release date:5 January 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1403, eso1101
Size:3338 x 4302 px

About the Object

Name:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
• X - Illustrations
Distance:5000 light years

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