The Lagoon Nebula, M8 (NGC6523)

[M8, Lagoon]

About this image

The Lagoon Nebula, Messier object 8 (M8) or NGC6523, in the constellation of Sagittarius. This full color image was created from eight images taken in the BVR pass-bands at the Burrell Schmidt telescope of Case Western Reserve University's Warner and Swasey Observatory. The Burrell Schmidt is located on Kitt Peak, near Tucson, Arizona. The images were taken in June 1995 during the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program operated at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and supported by the National Science Foundation. North is at the top with east to the left.

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Minimum credit line: N.A.Sharp, REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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