A bright globular cluster, located 18º from the South Celestial Pole, so this beautiful object is not visible to observers in Europe or North America.
Distance: about 16,700 light years.
The second brightest object of this type in the sky.
Taken from light polluted suburban sky in SW Sydney, I hope to obtain an even better image of this object next time I am out in a dark sky field.
All images © R.Powell