Alt. Designations: NGC 6864
Object Type: Global Cluster
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 67.5 kly
Right Ascension: 20h 06m 04.8s
Declination: -21° 55´ 15"
Visual Magnitude: 8.6
Apparent Dimension: 6.8´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jun

The galactic hunting grounds of Sagittarius is the home of yet another globular cluster known as M75. At a distance of 60,000 light-years, it is one of the most remote globular clusters in the Messier catalog. It is believed to be around 100 light-years in diameter. It is a very compact and concentrated cluster. Because of its small size, larger telescopes are required to resolve it into individual stars. A pair of binoculars on a good night should be able to find it as a small, fuzzy blob.