Messier 19 (M 19)

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On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 19 in the constellation Ophiuchus.



The globular star cluster M 19 is located in the constellation Ophiuchus/Serpent Bearer and is, according to Stoyan, famous for its oval shape.

Size: 3' x 2.5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 35,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)



M 19 in constellation Ophiuchus/Serpent Bearer is located far south (only M 62 is further down south in Ophiuchus). (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy,



Find: M 19 is located to the Southeast (to the left and down) of star Sabik in constellation Ophiuchus.

Identify: M 19 has 3 stars on top of it and 2 to the left (= right in my refractor), which helped me top identify it. On another observation, there were two stars below M 19 that were at an oblique angle. All in all, there are some smaller bright stars around M 19, so that these data are unfortunately not exactly verifyable when consulting star maps...


My Own Photos


M 19 - May 29, 2020


M 19 - May 29, 2020, processed


M 19 - May 29, 2020, processed and sharpened


M 19 - Jun 1, 2020


M 19 - Jun 1, 2020, processed


M 19 - Jun 1, 2020, processed and sharpened


My Own Observations

Observations September/October 2019

Observations May / June 2020



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