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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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Messier 18 ()

Messier object number 18 (NGC 6613) is an open star cluster and in the constellation of Archer. It is also known as the . It is approximately 5,000 lightyears away from earth.
Declination
-17.1216°
Right ascension
-5h -40m -2.86s (-85.01190°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
8 mag
not in database
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
5,0005,000 ly
not in database
Messier NºMessier Nº
18
NGC NºNGC Nº
6613
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Sagittarius (Archer)
Image credit: ESO
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