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NGC 6523 = M8

Bright (emission and/or reflection) nebula in Sagittarius

Lagoon Nebula

Dreyer's description: !!! vB, eL, eiF, with L Cl; = M8

Cross Identifications: GC 4361, h 3722, Lac 3.13. Lagoon Nebula; Ha 2.6, Flamsteed 2446, deCh 8, Bode 44, Bode 45, Bode 48, Bode 49; parts are NGC 6526 (H 5.9) and NGC 6533 (H 5.13), cluster is NGC 6530 (h 3725?) .

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    Right Ascension: 18 : 03.8 (hours : minutes)
    Declination: -24 : 23 (degrees : minutes)
    Distance: 5.2 (* 1,000 light years)
    Apparent Magnitude: 5.8
    Apparent Diameter: 90. (arc minutes)

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