Messier : Messier M24

Information about Messier M24

General information

Open Cluster M24 has the magnitude of 3 and is placed in Sagittarius constellation. The cluster's apparent sizes are 2 angular degrees.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

Information for observations

Tonight, 2019-07-19, cluster M24 will become observable at southwest as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your horizon, at 05:43. At 08:37 the object will sink below the horizon at southwest. Maximum elevation, 34° above horizon, will be reached at 03:36, when cluster will be placed at south.
 

Messier M24 on the sky map

Messier M24 on the sky map
Object type

Open Cluster

Alternative names

Small Sgr Star Cloud

Constellation

Sagittarius

Magnitude

3

Apparent size2°
Right ascension18h 16m 48s
Declination-18° 33′ 0″

Catalogues

Messier

M24

New General Catalogue (NGC)

International Catalogue (IC)

IC4715

Celestial motion
Date: 2019-07-19
Astronomical night: 05:43 - 12:52 (GMT 0)
Messier M24 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk26°214° (Southwest)
Set08:37247° (Southwest)
Maximum elevation

03:36

34°

180° (South)

Elevation

Messier M24 Celestial motion