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Deep Sky
M9


MNGC 6333
Globular Cluster
Magnitude 7.9

While you cannot tell it, this is an absolutely beautiful globular cluster, with both old (yellow) and young (blue) stars.  There are some 300,000 stars in this bad boy, within approx 90 light years.  It lies near the central bulge of the Milky Way.  Charles Messier initially discribed this one as 'Nebula, without star within the right leg of Ophiuchus'  This globular cluster lies approx 25,000 light years from us.  The yellow stars are estimated as being almost twice the age of our sun.
M15 Images
20 sec stacked
8 Jun 12