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Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24) Facts

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 about -1.00 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 (Apparent) Brightness is 5.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 90 . The object can be seen with the naked eye from Earth, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Travel Time to Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24)

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Walking4-167,654,157.25
Car120-5,588,471.91
Airbus A380736-911,163.90
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269-874,030.66
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54-437,014.76
New Horizons Probe33,000-20,321.72
Speed of Light670,616,629.00-1.00

Fact File


NameSagittarius Star Cloud (M24)
Type Milky Way Patch Star Cloud with Open Cluster
Messier Id24
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension18:16.9
Declination-18:29
Distance (Lt.Yr)~10000
Apparent Dimension90
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier


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