Messier : Messier M8

Information about Messier M8

General information

NGC6523 is the star cluster with nebulousity at magnitude 5 that is placed in Sagittarius constellation and has apparent size of 45 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, star cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

Information for observations

2019-05-26 star cluster NGC6523 will be visible all night. At 21:35 the object will be placed at southeast, above your horizon, and will be observable until around 04:40 when fade from view as dawn breaks southwest. Maximum elevation, 27° above horizon, will be reached at 01:55, when star cluster will be placed at south.
 

Messier M8 on the sky map

Messier M8 on the sky map
Object type

Cluster with Nebulosity

Alternative names

Constellation

Sagittarius

Magnitude

5

Apparent size45'x30'
Right ascension18h 3m 12s
Declination-24° 23′ 0″

Catalogues

Messier

M8

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC6523

International Catalogue (IC)

Nearest objects with greater magnitude
Object typeMagnitude
NGC6530Open Cluster4.6
Celestial motion
Date: 2019-05-26
Astronomical night: 21:35 - 04:40 (GMT -5)
Messier M8 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk124° (Southeast)
SetDawn16°219° (Southwest)
Maximum elevation

01:55

27°

180° (South)

Elevation

Messier M8 Celestial motion