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Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Most globular clusters are quite round in appearance, but not Messier 19. Both in photographs and visually through a telescope, this cluster is distinctly elongated in the north-south direction.

Magnitude 7.2
Apparent Size 14'
Distance (light yrs) 29,000
Right Ascension 17:02.6
Declination -26 16
Field of View 21' x 16'

Image details: Exposure times of 10 minutes luminance and 6 minutes each of red, green and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 12" Meade telescope at f/10. 

July 2012