Messier 26 (M 26)

Introduction | Map | Find/Identify | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 26 in the constellation Scutum/Shield.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster M 26 is located in the constellation Scutum/Shield and is, according to Stoyan, of the more inconspicuous star clusters.

Size: 8' (Stoyan)
Distance: 5,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 26 belongs, like M 11, to the constellation Scutum/Shield. All other objects belong to the Sagittarius constellation (M 8, M 16, M 17, M 20, M 21, M 23, M 24). (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Find/Identify

Find: The small constellation Scutum/Shield lies below the constellation Aquila/Eagle and looks like a small diamond, which stands on the tip. The open star cluster M 26 is located next to the two middle stars and to the left of the left star, that is, outside the diamond.

The open star cluster M 11 (Wild Duck Cluster) can also be used as a search aid: M 26 lies below the Wild Duck Cluster.

Identify: Once you found M 26 in the ways as described above, it is also identified. (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Best Own Photos

           

M 26 - May 29, 2020

 

M 26 - May 29, 2020, photo left processed

   
   

M 26 - Jun 11, 2020

 

M 26 - Jun 11, 2020, photo left processed

 

M 26 - Jun 11, 2020, photo left processed and sharpened

     

M 26 - Aug 23, 2020

 

M 26 - Aug 23, 2020, photo left processed

   

 

My Own Observations

Observations September/October 2019 (France)

Observations May to August 2020

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

           

M 26 - May 29, 2020

  M 26 - May 29, 2020, photo left processed    
     
M 26 - May 31, 2020   M 26 - May 31, 2020, photo left processed    
   
M 26 - Jun 11, 2020   M 26 - Jun 11, 2020, photo left processed   M 26 - Jun 11, 2020, photo left processed and sharpened
   
M 26 - Aug 9, 2020   M 26 - Aug 9, 2020, photo left processed   M 26 - Aug 9, 2020, photo left processed and sharpened
     
M 26 - Aug 23, 2020   M 26 - Aug 23, 2020, photo left processed