M62 = NGC6266 ( 17h 01.2m -3007, 6.6 mag. )

This globular cluster in southern Ophiuchus (just on the border with Scorpius) was discovered by Messier on June 4, 1779. It is approx. 19,500 ly away and measures about 63 ly across. M62 is considered to be most assymetric of all globulars. It can be found in binoculars about 8 SEE of Antares (a Scorpii) or 350' S of M19 (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on June 3, 2002 from Harrowsmith , Ontario using Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope. Nineteen white integrations (30 sec. each) were processed with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 10 x 12. North is up.

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