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

Tonight, 2019-07-19, star cluster NGC6523 will become observable at southwest as the dusk sky fades, 19° above your horizon, at 05:43. At 07:59 the object will sink below the horizon at southwest. Maximum elevation, 27° above horizon, will be reached at 03:23, 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: 2019-07-19
Astronomical night: 05:43 - 12:52 (GMT 0)
Messier M8 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk19°214° (Southwest)
Set07:59239° (Southwest)
Maximum elevation

03:23

27°

180° (South)

Elevation

Messier M8 Celestial motion