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Messier 24 (M24


Messier 24 is a milky way patch star cloud with open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of ~10 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is referred to as M(24) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. Messier 24 was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The Milky Way Patch Star Cloud with Open Cluster's location is 18:16.9 (R.A.) and -18:29 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 4.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 5 with an apparent dimension of 90 .

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NameMessier 24
TypeMilky Way Patch Star Cloud with Open Cluster
Messier Id24
ConstellationSagittarius
TypeMilky Way Patch Star Cloud with Open Cluster
Right Ascension18:16.9
Declination-18:29
Distance (Lt.Yr)~10
Visual Brightness4.6
Apparent Dimension90
Apparent Magnitude5
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier