M68, NGC4590


About this image

M68 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Hydra. M68 is somewhat less than forty thousand light-years away and is moving towards us quite rapidly (more than 100km/s). This picture is from the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope.

More: globular clusters page, stars page, messier page.

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