Messier 18 (M 18)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | My Own Photos | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 18 in the constellation Sagittarius.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster M 18 is located in the constellation Sagittarius and is, according to Stoyan, more a less a "sub par" star cluster. For me, it was attractive that I was able to observe it with the telescope together with M 17 in the field of view.

Size: 8' (Stoyan)
Distance: 5,700 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 18 in the constellation Sagittarius and in the context of other nearby DSO; M 18 is directly above it, and both can be observed together in a telescope. (Images Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

         

M 18 - May 29, 2020

 

M 18 - Jul 9, 2020

 

M 18 - Aug 23, 2020

   

M 18 - May 29, processed

 

M 18 - Jul 9, 2020, processed

 

M 18 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations September/October 2019

Observations May to August 2020

 

References

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