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Messier 24 (also M24, Sagittarius Star Cloud and IC 4715) is a magnitude +4.6 star cluster located 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Scutum.

The cluster was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier on the 20th June 1764.

Right Ascension 18h 17m 00s, Declination -18 29' 00"

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M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud


The Sagittarius Star Cloud is M24 in the famed Messier catalogue - but can you really call it an object? Professor Mike Merrifield is an astronomer at the University of Nottingham.



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