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Messier 9

Messier 9 is located in the constellation Ophiuchus (pronounced Oh-fee-u-cuss) and lies approximately 26000 light years from earth. The dark nebula Barnard 64 is located just to the cluster’s west. Charles Messier discovered this cluster in 1764 and included it in his catalogue. The image was taken with the Astro-Physics AP160EDF refractor.