Alt. Designations: NGC 6626
Object Type: Globular  Cluster
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 18.3 kly
Right Ascension: 18h 24m 32.9s
Declination: -24° 52´ 10"
Visual Magnitude: 6.9
Apparent Dimension: 13.8´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jun

Located in the constellation Sagittarius, M28 is a tight globular cluster of several thousand stars. It lies about 19,000 light-years from Earth and has a diameter of around 75 light-years. This cluster's visual magnitude of 6.9 makes it a fine site in any optical instrument. A small telescope will reveal the cluster's slight oval shape. Some have even said it somewhat resembles a cucumber.