The star cluster Messier 18 in the constellation of Sagittarius

This chart shows the rich constellation of Sagittarius. Among the many star clusters in this part of the Milky Way lies Messier 18, a bright grouping of stars not far from the Omega Nebula (Messier 17). This picture plots most of the the stars visible on a dark clear night with the naked eye.


ESO/IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:10 August 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1628
Size:3338 x 4294 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 18
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open

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