Located in Sagittarius, M24 is not
really a true deep sky object. It is actually a cloudy patch of
stars in the Milky Way. The area is framed by dark patches of
dust, which gives it the impression of being a separate object.
M24 has a total visual magnitude of 4.6, which makes it easily
visible to the unaided eye. A good telescope will reveal a small
galactic cluster known as NGC 6603 hiding in the center of M24.