The open cluster M 23

Image of M 23
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 27 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 23 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:58 (EST) – 3 hours and 53 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 23° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:46.

Name M 23
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6494
Cr 356
Mel 184
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 5.5
Right Ascension:17h56m
Declination:-19°01'
Distance:628.0 parsec
2047.3 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.49

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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