This is a loosely packed globular
cluster that can be found just about halfway up the “shaft” of the
arrow that forms the small constellation of Sagitta. Looking through a telescope with medium
or high magnification, the cluster can be resolved to its center. It is particularly attractive with its
Milky Way background full of tiny stars.
|Distance (light yrs)
|Field of View
||22.5' x 15'
Image details: 17 images, each 150 seconds at ISO 1600,
taken with a Canon 400D camera through a Meade
12” telescope at f/10.