Located in the direction of Ophiuchus in a rich field of stars and dense dust clouds, its distance is uncertain with estimates placing it as close as 31,000 ly, or as far as 52,000 ly from Earth. As can be seen from the image, in the sky NGC 6293 lies close to a region of obscuring dust and gas - a part of the Pipe Nebula, LDN 1773.
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 = 20:20:20 ≡ 60m||Location:||ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||August 2023||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|