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M13 is a globular cluster, a massive ball of about 300,000 stars in our galaxy bound by gravity into a spherical shape, and is one of the grandest globular clusters in the northern hemisphere of the sky. In the upper right corner is galaxy NGC 6207 at a distance of about 50 million light years. The small galaxy to the upper right of M13 is IC 4617, which is 500 million light years away. About two-thirds of the way down the right edge of the image are two tiny splinter-like galaxies. The top one is ASK 256119.0 at 400 million light years, and the one below it is ASK 256116.0 at 780 million light years.