Hercules Star Cluster
star clusters are spheroidal masses of hundreds of thousands of
ancient stars. About one hundred of these orbit our galaxy like
gnats, and most of them are visible in amateur telescopes.
made with my 155mm refractor. In addition to the cluster itself,
the faint galaxy NGC 6207 is visible on the far right. Between
the two, and a little below, is the tiny wisp of IC4617, a
galaxy so small and faint that I've never been able to see it in