The globular star cluster Messier 62 in Ophiuchus, shown in an R-band CCD image obtained with the UA 16-inch telescope. The field of view shown is 15 arcminutes wide. M62 appears on the southern tip of Ophiuchus; against the star patterns it looks as if it ought to belong to Scorpius. It is seen against a particularly bright piece of the Milky Way. This image uses logarithmic intensity scaling to bring out both the central blaze of stars in the cluster and the very rich general field of stars toward the galactic bulge.
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