Deep Sky
M19



Globular Cluster
While this clobular cluster appears typical, it is not.  Its shape is a little different, notice that M19 is the most aspherical globular cluster of the approx 160 known to be orbiting the center of our Milky Way.   M19 is approx 27,000 light-years away measuring some 60 light-years across and it has some 100,000 stars.  Astronomers are not sure what has caused the odd shape, then again it may just be an illusion created by the something.

M15 Images
20 sec stacked
8 Jun 12