Wide-field view of Messier 9 (ground-based image)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 shows a wide-field view of globular cluster Messier 9 and its surroundings, imaged by a ground-based telescope. The dark patches are clouds of interstellar dust. Immediately to the right of Messier 9 is the dark cloud Barnard 64.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

About the Image

Id:heic1205b
Type:Observation
Release date:16 March 2012, 11:00
Related releases:heic1205
Size:7129 x 7143 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 9
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:25000 light years
Constellation:Ophiuchus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 19 11.67
Position (Dec):-18° 30' 55.97"
Field of view:119.80 x 120.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
DSS
Optical
V+R
DSS
Optical
R
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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