• Constellation: Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension: 18h 17m
  • Declination: −18° 29′
  • Distance: 10,000 ly

Messier 24, one of the Messier objects that isn't a singular deep sky object, it is a dense concentration of stars located in the Sagittarius arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, hence it is often referred to the as the Sagittarius Star Cloud. A collection of millions of stars that can be seen through a gap of the Milky Way dust lanes. Also visible is NGC 6603 an open cluster located in the field of view, and various dark nebula that blot out background stars.

  • Telescope: EDT 80mm Reftactor
  • Camera: ZWO A071 Color