Located in the direction of Lupus about 25,000 ly from Earth. It lies in a star-filled field with some light-obscuring dust and molecular clouds visible to the lower right. It is relatively metal-rich for a globular cluster.
Classified as 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:||internal|
|Filters/Exposures:||R:G:B = 15:15:15 ≡ 45m||Location:||ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||July 2023||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|