Explore the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae: This Week in Astronomy with Dave Eicher

These star-forming regions are a perfect pair of summer-sky targets.
By | Published: June 17, 2024 | Last updated on June 24, 2024

In the constellation Sagittarius lie a pair of iconic deep-sky objects: the Lagoon Nebula (M8) and the Trifid Nebula (M20). Both are stellar nurseries, aglow with warm hydrogen gas and cris-crossed by lanes of dust. They appear in the same low-power field of view and are rising now in the evening sky. Dave breaks down what to look for when you observe these classic summer-sky targets.

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