General informationOpen 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 observationsTonight, 2020-07-04, cluster M24 will become observable at south as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your horizon, at 05:52. At 09:37 the object will sink below the horizon at southwest. Maximum elevation, 34° above horizon, will be reached at 04:36, when cluster will be placed at south.
Messier M24 on the sky map
Small Sgr Star Cloud
|Right ascension||18h 16m 48s|
|Declination||-18° 33′ 0″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|