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M19 in Ophiuchus

M19 in Ophiuchus

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Messier 19 (NGC 6273) is a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus. M19 is the most oblate of the known globular clusters (personaly, I feel that M14 is very similar in this regard). It is at a distance of about 28,000 light-years from the Solar System, and is quite near to the Galactic Center, at only about 5,200 light-years away.

June 23, 2009