The Small Sagittarius Star Cloud Messier 24 is a star cloud in the constellation of Sagittarius. The stars forming this region are part of the Sagittarius carina arms of our Milky Way galaxy. At around 10,000 light years from the Earth this sits in the central upper part of the image, with NGC 6590 the bright orange reflection nebula towards the bottom. M24 lies beneath the Swan Nebula and presents itself to my location at the height of Summer well past mid night. M24 is visible to the naked eye and is the most dense concentration of individual stars visible using binoculars. So get this image, a glass of whatever you fancy and gaze into the depths of our Milky way!