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Messier 24

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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.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension: 18h 17m
  • Declination: −18° 29′
  • Distance (Lightyears): 10,000
  • Telescope: Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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