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Messier Catalog M22

M22 (NGC 6656) - Sagittarius Cluster

Messier M22 (NGC 6656), also known as the Sagittarius Cluster, is a globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M22 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 6.5*, and can be viewed with small binoculars. It is 24' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Sagittarius Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6656
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 24'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 36.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. -29 54'
      1. Season:
      2. late summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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