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Messier Catalog M24

M24 (NGC 6603) - Sagittarius Star Cloud

Messier M24 (NGC 6603), also known as the Sagittarius Star Cloud, is a Milky Way patch located in the constellation Sagittarius, in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M24 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 11.5*, and can be viewed with small telescope. It is 5' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Sagittarius Star Cloud
      1. Type:
      2. Milky Way patch
      1. NGC:
      2. 6603
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 11.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 5'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 18.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. -18 25'
      1. Season:
      2. late summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Sagittarius Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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