M24 (IC 4715) - Small Sagittarius Star Cloud
Messier 24 (IC 4715), also known as the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud, is a cloud located in the constellation Sagittarius, in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M24 is 10,000 light years away from Earth.
M24 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 2.5, and can be viewed with naked eye. M24 is 2° x 1° in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.