The open cluster M 18

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 18 is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 19° from it.

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Name M 18
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6613
Cr 376
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:6.90 (V) [3]
7.24 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.34
Right ascension:18h19m [2]
Declination:-17°06' [2]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.2 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.66

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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