M62 Globular Star Cluster


M62 Globular Star Cluster

M62 is a 6.4 magnitude globular star cluster located on the border between Scorpius and Ophiuchus. The cluster is sceen in a rich star field in the Milky Way. It is an unsymmetrical globular cluster. M62 was discovered by Charles Messier in June 1771, who thought it looked like a nebula in his crude telescope. It was first resolved as a star cluster by William Herschel.

This is a composite RGB CCD image taken with a Takahashi FCT-150 telescope. The CCD camera was an SBIG ST-8XE using a CFW-8 color filter wheel. This image was taken from my backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona.

M62 (NGC 6266)
Constellation: Scorpius
RA: 17h 01m 37s Dec: -30d 07' 21"
April 6, 2006
Image by Sid Leach
Scottsdale, Arizona

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