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Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24)

Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24) is a milky way patch star cloud with open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of ~10 kly 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. Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24) 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 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Fact File

NameSagittarius Star Cloud (M24)
TypeMilky Way Patch Star Cloud with Open Cluster
Messier Id24
Right Ascension18:16.9
Distance (Lt.Yr)~10 kly
Visual Brightness4.6
Apparent Dimension90
Apparent Magnitude5
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier

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