M24 Sagittarius Star Cloud

Image information:

Date: 07/18/2015
Equipment: QSI583ws with internal filter wheel using Astrodon E series Gen II LRGB filter set through Micro-Nikkor AF 200mm f/4 D ED lens on Losmandy GM8 mount. The lens was working at f/5.6
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: L RG&B 13X6min each binned 1X1

Object information:

Object designations:

Sagittarius Star Cloud, M24
Object type:
Star cloudr
Object size:
Constellation: Sagittarius

M24 is not a "true" deep sky object, but a portion of Sagittarius-Carina spiral arm of our galaxy, adjacent to our own. It is a large exspanse of stars, clusters and nebulosity. Most prominent are dark nebulae B92 and B93 and open cluster NGC6603. South of the star cloud, separated by a dark band, is the emission nebula IC 1283-1284, with two adjacent reflection nebulae, NGC6589 and NGC6590. Diameter of M24 is some 600 ly, with depth of about 6000 ly. Distance of M24 form us is 10 kly.

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