M62 (NGC 6266) -- Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
Two Halves of Different Brightness
The Globular Cluster M62 is the closest Globular Cluster in Messier's catalogue to the
Galactic Core (5,500 light years). It is speculated that such proximity to the Milky Way's
core is the reason that half of this globular appears brighter than the other half. Through
the 4-inch telescope, I could just begin to glimpse the cluster's resolution. However, the
difference in the brightness of the halves was seen without trouble.