|This cluster looks very much like many of the other bright
examples in the Messier catalogue. Though often overlooked, this one
are spectacular jewels in the direction of Ophiuchus. From our vantage point
we look at these clusters just over (north) of the galactic plane. M10 is
estimated to be 16,000 light years away (perhaps 70 light years in diameter).
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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