Messier : Small Sgr Star Cloud (Messier M24)

Celestial motion
Date: 2022-08-15
Astronomical night: 21:46 - 04:46 (GMT -5)
Small Sgr Star Cloud (Messier M24) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk31°196° (South)
Set01:50247° (Southwest)
Maximum elevation

Dusk

32°

196° (South)

Elevation

Small Sgr Star Cloud (Messier M24) Celestial motion
Information about Small Sgr Star Cloud (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, 2022-08-15, cluster M24 will become observable at south as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your horizon, at 21:46. At this time, the object will be at its highest elevation. At 01:50 the object will sink below the horizon at southwest.
 

Small Sgr Star Cloud (Messier M24) on the sky map

Small Sgr Star Cloud (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