M107 Globular Star Cluster


M107 Globular Star Cluster

M107 is a magnitude 7.8 globular star cluster. It is located in Ophiuchus, a large constellation covering 948 square degrees of the sky. Ophiuchus has a number of globular clusters, including several on the Messier list, such as M10, M12, M14, M9, M19, and M62. M107 is about 19,000 light-years away.

This is a composite RGB CCD image taken with a Takahashi FCT-150 at prime focus using an SBIG ST-8XE CCD. This image was taken from my backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona.

M107 (NGC 6171)
Constellation: Ophiuchus
RA: 16h 32m 32s Dec: -13d 03' 11" (J2000)
March 3, 2006
Image by Sid Leach
Scottsdale, Arizona

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