M9

Observed:  Points: 20

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General Info

TypeGlobular Cluster
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right ascension17h19'11.700''
Declination-18°31'59''
Magnitude7.700
Distance26,700ly
Size9.300 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6333, M9
Discovered 1764 Charles Messier

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M9

Hardin 8" Deep Space Hunter
20 points

M9

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

Small almost imperceptible globular in the SW of Ophiuchus. I put in the high power eyepiece to see if I could tease out any more detail without any luck. Curiously, I've located what appears to be a companion globular nearby, but it is not listed in my atlas. I will have to consult stellarium when I get home to see if I can tell what it is.

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