NGC 6144 -- Globular Cluster in Scorpius
The Rarely Viewed NGC 6144
NGC 6144 has one serious flaw, it is just too close to the Cat’s Eye (M4) which is one of the
show-cases for Globular Clusters.  But outside of this single flaw, NGC 6144 is a nice Globular
Cluster in its own right.  After wowing and yawing at M4 a few will move on to M80 (another
pretty Globular Cluster) in the Scorpion. But NGC 6144 is only 1 degree from M4 – why not
take at look before you leave the Cat's Eye.