The open cluster M 23

Image of M 23
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 23 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:12 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 31° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:29, 31° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:13, when it sinks to 21° above your south-western horizon.

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

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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