Messier 9 (M 9)

Introduction | Map | Find/Identify | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 9 in the constellation Ophiuchus.

 

Introduction

The globular star cluster M 9 is located in the constellation Ophiuchus/Serpent Bearer. According to Stoyan, it resembles many other globular clusters in this constellation. M 9 is quite small, bright, and concentrated towards the center.

Size: 3' (Stoyan)
Distance: 22,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 9 in constellation Ophiuchus/Serpent Bearer is located to the left and below of the star Sabik and fairly in the south. (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Find/Identify

Find: M 9 is located to the left and below of the star Sabik at the lower left corner of constellation Ophiuchus and fairly in the south (see map above).

Identify: If you found the star Sabik (at the bottom left of constellation Ophiuchus), you will also be able to identify M 9.

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed and sharpened

 

My Own Observations

Observations September/October 2019

Observations May to July 2020

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 9 - May 29, 2020, too bright

 

M 9 - May 29, 2020, processed

 

M 9 - May 29, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 9 - Jun 1, 2020

 

M 9 - Jun 1, 2020, processed

 

M 9 - Jun 1, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 9 - Jun 11, 2020

 

M 9 - Jun 11, 2020, processed

 

M 9 - Jun 11, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

 

M 9 - Aug 23, 2020, processed and sharpened