Located in the direction of Virgo, it lies about 82,200 ly from Earth and is one of the most outlying globular clusters of our galaxy. It is unlikely a native of our galaxy as it is believed to have originally been a part of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy which is being tidally disrupted by the Milky Way and becoming assimilated into our galaxy.
Classified as IV (intermediate rich concentrations) 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:||internal|
|Filters/Exposures:||R:G:B = 40:40:40 ≡ 2h0m||Location:||ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||July 2023||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|