The open cluster M 26

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , M 26 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:43, 41° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:12, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name M 26
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
NGC 6694
Cr 389
Mel 212
Position
Constellation:Scutum
Magnitude:8.00 (V) [3]
8.00 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):-0.87
Right ascension:18h45m [2]
Declination:-09°23' [2]
Distance:1.6 kpc
5.2 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.02

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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