M19 (NGC 6273) -- Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
M19 -- The Egg-Shaped Globular
Of all the known Globular Clusters, M19 is the most elongated. It has been suggested that the
reason might be to its proximity to the Galactic center (which is only 5,500 light years from it)
and that it is only 9 degrees from the Galaxies' plane. Regardless of the cause, M19 stands
out among Globular Clusters in not being absolutely globular.