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Messier M24 - Milky Way Patch

M24 (NGC 6603), also known as the Milky Way Patch, is a Star Cloud located in the constellation Sagittarius, is best viewed during Late Summer, and is magnitude 11.5. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 5' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Milky Way Patch
      1. Type:
      2. Star Cloud
      1. NGC:
      2. 6603
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 11.5
      1. Size:
      2. 5'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 18.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. -18 25'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Summer

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