Wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula

This spectacular image shows the very rich region of sky around the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8). The Lagoon appears at the centre, the Trifid Nebula (Messier 20) close to the top. Other nebulae, both bright and dark, can be seen elsewhere in the picture as well as several star clusters. This view was created from pictures forming parts of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:eso1403c
Type:Observation
Release date:22 January 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1403
Size:10683 x 10704 px

About the Object

Name:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:5000 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 3 41.34
Position (Dec):-24° 22' 48.50"
Field of view:179.38 x 179.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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