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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

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