Located in the direction of Hydra, it lies about 33,600 ly away. It is one of the most metal-poor (ie contains few elements heavier than helium) globular clusters orbiting the Milky Way, has a mass of about 2.2x105 solar masses and is classified as X (loose) on the Shapley-Sawyer globular cluster concentration scale (1927).
|Camera:||SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters||Scope:||Takahashi TOA-130, f=1000mm, f7.7, fov 1.0° x 0.7°|
|Mount:||Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2||Guiding:||external, E-finder|
|Filters/Exposures:||R:G:B = 6:6:6 ≡ 18m||Location:||ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||February 2016||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|