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Messier M26

M26 (NGC 6694) is a open cluster located within the constellation Scutum, in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M26 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 9.5*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 15' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6694
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 15'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 45.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. -9 24'
      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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