The Lagoon Nebula, M8 (NGC 6523)

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noirlab_noao-m8-burrell-schmidt June 30th, 2020

Credit: N.A.Sharp, REU program/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

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.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m8-burrell-schmidt/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Lagoon Nebula M8 NGC 6523
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 3m 48.7s
DEC = -24° 20’ 32.9”
Orientation
North is 1.9° CCW
Field of View
1.1 x 1.1 degrees
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Burrell Schmidt Telescope (None) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Green Burrell Schmidt Telescope (None) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Blue Burrell Schmidt Telescope (None) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
noao-m8-burrell-schmidt
Subject Category
Subject Name
Lagoon Nebula, M8, NGC 6523
Credits
N.A.Sharp, REU program/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:05
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m8-burrell-schmidt/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Burrell Schmidt Telescope, Burrell Schmidt Telescope, Burrell Schmidt Telescope
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, V, B
Central Wavelength
625, 606, 435
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
270.953112154, -24.3424734708
Reference Dimension
3938.0, 3838.0
Reference Pixel
1969.0, 1919.0
Scale
-0.000281996616014, 0.000281996616014
Rotation
1.9343662999998563
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m8-burrell-schmidt
Metadata Date
2021-04-22T13:52:52.820265
Metadata Version
1.1
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