Jul 162016
 

(M 9; NGC 6333) [C:45x60s]

(M 9; NGC 6333) [C:45x60s]

Chart generated with Cartes du Ciel

Chart generated with Cartes du Ciel


Comet hunter, Charles Messier, discovered this object in June 1764. Now known as a globular cluster, this gravitationally bound group of stars is located in the constellation Ophiuchus. The dark area below and left of the cluster is part of dark nebula Barnard 64. The group is approximately 25,800 light years from the solar system.
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