M 22 (NGC 6656) -- Globular Cluster in Sagittarius
The Celestial Arkenstone Of Thrain
"It was as if a globe had been filled with moonlight and hung before them in a net
woven of the glint of frosty stars
" J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit.

The Globular Cluster, M22 has been coined the Celestial Arkenstone of Thrain, first
by Burnham and later by O'Meara.  I cannot think of a better description of it.  I made a
drawing of M22 this morning; relaxing a bit before shutting down, after I had a couple
of intense hours observing the planets.  My 6-inch telescope had no problem resolving
the brighter 100 or so stars, softly nestled against the background of a half-million
unresolved stars.