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NGC 6530 in M8

Open star cluster in Sagittarius

Lagoon Nebula

Dreyer's description: Cl, B, L, pRi, f M8 ; in M8

Cross Identifications: GC 4366?, h 3725?. M8 Cl; Cr 362 .

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    Right Ascension: 18 : 04.8 (hours : minutes)
    Declination: -24 : 20 (degrees : minutes)
    Distance: 5.2 (* 1,000 light years)
    Apparent Magnitude: 4.6
    Apparent Diameter: 15. (arc minutes)

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