The Sagittarius Star Cloud (Open Cluster)

Image of Sagittarius Star Cloud
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Sagittarius Star Cloud is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:43 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:50, 29° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:03, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Sagittarius Star Cloud
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Delle Caustiche
NGC 6603
Cr 374
Mel 197
Magnitude:11.10 (V) [3]
Right ascension:18h18m [2]
Declination:-18°24' [2]
Distance:3.6 kpc
11.7 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-1.68




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