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Lagoon Nebula: M8 = NGC6523 (Bright Diffuse Nebula):
the bright red nebula of light located to lower left of center.
NGC6530 = Cr362 (Open Cluster):
the cluster of stars located in M8

Jun.20 1998, 24h57mJST (8min. Exposure)
Location: the Kasuo Pass, Awano town, Tochigi pref., Japan

Epsilon210c (21cm-reflector, f=628mm, F:3.0), Fuji-film SGA800

Object Data
M8 = NGC6523 Lagoon Nebula
Type of objectBright Diffuse Nebula Type-
R.A.18h 04.7m (2000.0) Dec.-24° 20' (2000.0)
Mag.(v)- Mag.(p)-
Diameter60' * 35' Distance25100 light-year
NGC6530 = Cr362
Type of objectOpen Cluster Typee
R.A.18h 04.7m (2000.0) Dec.-24° 20' (2000.0)
Mag.(v)6.3 Mag.(p)-
Diameter10' Distance51500 light-year
noteContaining about 25 stars

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