The open cluster M 23

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 23 is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 15° from it.

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Name M 23
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6494
Cr 356
Mel 184
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:5.50 (V) [3]
6.03 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.53
Right ascension:17h57m [2]
Declination:-18°59' [2]
Distance:628.0 parsec
2047.3 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.49
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73.26°W
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