Wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula (ground-based image)

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esahubble_heic1517b July 30th, 2015

Credit: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around the Lagoon Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 8. This nebula is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1517b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Herschel 36 Lagoon Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 3m 41.2s
DEC = -24° 22’ 46.0”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CCW
Field of View
3.0 x 3.0 degrees
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan DSS (None) Optical (B) 467.5 nm
Arrow_left_orange DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_orange
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ID
heic1517b
Subject Category
B.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
Herschel 36, Lagoon Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)
Release Date
2015-07-30T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1517b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
DSS, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R
Central Wavelength
467.5, 660
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
270.921643694, -24.379448262
Reference Dimension
10683.0, 10704.0
Reference Pixel
5341.5, 5352.0
Scale
-0.00028009529575, 0.00028009529575
Rotation
0.32
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1517b
Metadata Date
2014-01-13T11:08:03+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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