Alt. Designations: NGC 6273
Object Type: Globular  Cluster
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Distance: 28 kly
Right Ascension: 17h 02m 37.7s
Declination: -26° 16´ 03"
Visual Magnitude: 7.2
Apparent Dimension: 17.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jun

Globular cluster M19 can be found in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is situated about 20,000 light-years from Earth and has a diameter of about 30 light-years. M19 lies very close to the galactic center, only 4,600 light-years from it in fact. This is a relatively bright globular cluster, and is easily identifiable with binoculars. A telescope will reveal the fact that the cluster has an elliptical shape to it.