Messier 23
M23 Open Cluster

Messier 23

Messier 23 is an open cluster of stars located in the constellation of Sagittarius. The background of the image shows the dense and extensive area of dust located near the central part of the Milky Way galaxy. This cluster of stars is approximately 2000 light years distant. M23 was first discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. 

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