globular cluster in Canes Venatici

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10.1'' reflector  115 x
Bluish colour about 14' across. Fairly loose collection of stars except near the center where it's concentrated. The core itself is about 4' across. Anywhere from 100-200 stars are resolvable. It makes an incredible impression when it first appears in the field, looking like a thousand points of light.