M 10 – Oph

M 10

M 10

Surfing across globular clusters in the late Spring skies, soon after Messier 12 The Virtual Telescope looked for Messier 10 (more data), always in the  Ophiucus constellation, in the same part of the sky.

This cluster was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764 and it is located at about 14.500 light years from the Earth, a bit less than its neighbor.

The image above is the average of 15, 120-seconds exposures, remotely taken with the PlaneWave 17 robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. All images were unguided. Image scale is about 0.7″/pixel.

 

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