Jul 262015
 

This globular cluster is located in the constellation Delphinus (the Dolphin) at a distance of 135,000 LYs. That distance is 5 times the distance from the Sun to the center of our galaxy. The clusters great distance and very eccentric orbit may indicate it was captured from one of the many dwarf galaxies that the Milky Way captured during its lifetime. Note the numerous background galaxies visible.

NGC 7006 [C:35x30s]

NGC 7006 [C:35x30s]


Chart generated using Cartes du Ciel

Chart generated using Cartes du Ciel

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