Located in the direction of Ophiuchus, M9 ls about 26,000 ly from Earth and approximately 90 ly in diameter. As seen in the image, it lies in a field containing substantial clouds of obscuring dust that is designated Barnard 64. Having a luminosity of around 120,000 times that of the Sun, its mass is in the region of 4.2x105 solar masses. Classified, VIII (rather loosely concentrated towards the centre), 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 = 14:10:12 ≡ 36m||Location:||ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||September 2023||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|