Lagoon

 

M8-M20


The Annotated Galactic Center

The center of our Milky Way galaxy can be found some 26,000 light-years away toward the constellation Sagittarius.

Atlas at Dawn

This single, 251-second long exposure follows the early flight of an Atlas V rocket on August 8.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Lagoon Nebula is Stars, Gas, and Dust

The majestic Lagoon Nebula is filled with hot gas and the home for many young stars.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 55 Nights with Saturn

For 55 consecutive nights Mediterranean skies were at least partly clear this summer, from the 1st of July to the 24th of August 2018.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon, Mars, and Milky Way

Just two weeks ago, dark skies over the desert in northern Iran held this alluring celestial vista.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: From the Galactic Plane through Antares

Behold one of the most photogenic regions of the night sky, captured impressively.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Mars Between Nebulas

What's that bright red spot between the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas?

M8 and M20 - The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

The Lagoon and Trifid nebulae are two very famous nebulae in Sagittarius, and both nebulae can be glimpsed with the naked eye (from a dark site), and they are easy to see with binoculars. This picture shows these two nebulae against the background of

Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails


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