NGC 6541

NGC 6541 is a bright globular cluster, magitude 6, suitable for binoculars although the stars themselves are only in the 13 magnitude range and therefore not separable.

The cluster is considered one of the Southern Hemisphere's finest. It is extremely old, estimated at 12-13 billion years, and has a distance of 22,000 light years.

On the northwestern edge of the cluster is the telescopic binary h5014: 5.7, 5.7; 4º, 1.8" with an orbit of 191.2 years— [orbit].

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