M23 (NGC 6494)
Object Type: Open Cluster
RA: 17h 57m 0s
Dec: -19° 1' 0"
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm
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Scan SE 6° from ξ Ser, in the direction of μ Sgr. M23 should lie within the field of view.
What You Should See:
This large bright cluster is an exquisite object in large binoculars and shows over a dozen stars at ×37. To my perception, the brighter stars form a lower case alpha (α).
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