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