Deep Sky
M23
NGC6494

Open Cluster
Constellation: Sagittars
Our dude Charles Messier discovered this open cluster in June 1764.  Not really a whole lot about this cluster, it has some 150 stars that make up the cluster, the brightest is approx 9.2 mag.  It is some 15-20 light-years across (radius)
Astronomers think it is approx 2,150 light-years from earth

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9-15-12