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Lagoon Nebula

Posted: May 22, 2015 in Astronomy
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The Lagoon Nebula is found in the constellation Sagittarius and is approx 4-6,000 light years from Earth. It is approx 110 by 50 light years in size and contains an area of active star formation.

These are some colour filtered shots of the Nebula

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Lagoon and Triffid Nebulae

Posted: September 17, 2014 in Astronomy
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The Lagoon and Triffid Nebulae are both visible in the autumn sky near the constellation of Sagittarius. I am sure that the Trifid nebula must have inspired many an alien creature in a science fiction series or film.

Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon Nebula

 

Trifid Nebula

Trifid Nebula

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Trifid Nebula

 

Further details of how to locate them can be found at

http://earthsky.org/tonight/take-a-dip-in-the-lagoon-and-trifid-nebulae?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=2792fdb6c9-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-2792fdb6c9-393761461

Lagoon Nebula

Posted: September 5, 2013 in Astronomy
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Taken with the Harvard NASA telescope

The Lagoon Nebula (aka M8 or NGC 6257) is a giant interstellar cloud found in the constellation Sagittarius. It is visible with binoculars or small telescope. It is 4000 to 6000 light years from Earth and measures 110 x 50 light years

Here is another view showing as it is often seen as a Pink cloud

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photo by Ozgur Unat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7754482@N07/)