M 9 (NGC 6333, GCL 60) Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Located at: RA 17 hours 19 minutes 12 second, Dec -18 degrees 30 minutes 59 seconds

Size: 12' Magnitude: 7.8 Class: 8

North is up

West to the right


8" f5 Newtonian reflector


ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c & -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.53


 Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 220 minutes (22 x 10 minute subs), 07/20/21/2006


CCDStack 1.2, Photoshop 7.0


Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, California 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)


This image replaces last years (2005) 5 x 5 minute unfiltered sequence. See here for an image of B 64 (out of field to the west <right>) and LDN 175.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6333

NGC 6333 = M9 = E587-SC5
17 19 11.7 -18 30 59
V = 7.6;  Size 9.3

17.5" (8/1/92): at 220x, bright, fairly large, 4' diameter.  The bright core is 
elongated N-S somewhat like M4.  The outliers or field stars appear to extend 
the halo E-W.  The halo is fairly well resolved into two dozen mag 13.5-14.5 
stars.  The core is very mottled and lively and just breaks up into numerous 
densely packed mag 14-15 stars.  At 420x, the core is easily well-resolved and 
two very close double stars are at the W and E edges of the halo.  The dark 
nebula B64 is close SW.

8": very mottled, few stars resolved at edges at high power especially on the E 
side.  Dark nebula B64 is close SW.  N6356 lies 75' NE and N6342 75' SSE.

- by Steve Gottlieb