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... М25 < М26 > М27 ...
Open star cluster M26
Open star cluster M26 is in the constellation Scutum (Sct).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 9,5m
Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M26, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/6-D/2. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M26 is July. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
For observers in the northern latitudes:The nights in July are still quite light, so it makes sense to try to observe M26 also in August.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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