What is a Globular Cluster

A Globular Cluster a very old, large, dense cluster of stars, bound by gravity. Many form spherical clouds around galaxies. Our galaxy is surrounded by at least 130 globular clusters. Messier 13 (M13) in Hercules is a fine example that is visible in small telescopes and binoculars as a small patch of light. Larger telescopes bring out the true beauty of this magnificent object in the night sky.

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