M4

M4

Description of object:  The sprawling cluster M4 is found very near the bright star Antares in Scorpius. At a distance of about 2000 parsecs it is one of the nearest globular clusters, perhaps second only to the very tiny cluster Terzan 6.

Image Information:  22:00 June 26, 2002. This image was created from stacking seven ten-second exposure images.
Moon Illumination: 94%

Telescope and Camera Information: Meade 12in. f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.