M9, NGC 6333

Noirlab_noao-m9_1024

noirlab_noao-m9 June 30th, 2020

Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

M9, or NGC6333, a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus. This globular appears quite small on the sky, as it is one of the ones nearer to the galactic center, but it shows a strong central concentration. About 26000 light-years from us, and about 70 light-years across, M9 looks quite oval due to strong absorption by dust in the north-west (upper right). Only a dozen or so variable stars are known in M9, relatively few for a cluster of its size. KPNO 0.9-meter CCD image, April 1995.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m9/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M9 NGC 6333
Noirlab_noao-m9_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 19m 12.2s
DEC = -18° 31’ 6.4”
Orientation
North is 179.8° CCW
Field of View
6.5 x 6.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Ophiuchus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Luminosity WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (CCD) Optical (None) -
Noirlab_noao-m9_1280
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ID
noao-m9
Subject Category
Subject Name
M9, NGC 6333
Credits
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:15
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m9/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
CCD
Color Assignment
Luminosity
Band
Optical
Bandpass
None
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
259.800991035, -18.5184573536
Reference Dimension
500.0, 500.0
Reference Pixel
250.0, 250.0
Scale
-0.000215368759786, 0.000215368759786
Rotation
179.84362953820707
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m9
Metadata Date
2021-04-14T15:23:00.684916
Metadata Version
1.1
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