Messier : Messier M8

Celestial motion
Date: 2021-01-22
Astronomical night: 18:53 - 05:51 (GMT -5)
Messier M8 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
Rise05:25121° (Southeast)
SetDawn125° (Southeast)
Maximum elevation

05:50

125° (Southeast)

Elevation

Messier M8 Celestial motion
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

Tonight, 2021-01-22, star cluster NGC6523 will rise at southeast at 05:25 and will be observable until fading from view as dawn breaks. This time (05:51) the object will be placed at southeast. Maximum elevation, above horizon, will be reached at 05:50, when star cluster will be placed at southeast.
 

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