Deep Sky

Globular Cluster

Mag. 6.6
Constellation Ophiuchus
This GC is one of the most irregularly shaped clusters, reported first by Hershel.  The current thought is that it deformations may be a result of being so close to the Galactic center-  it is only 6100 light-years and therefore deformed by tidal forces. Take that Luke Skywalker...... sorry wrong forces.....

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