The globular star cluster known as M92 contains several hundred thousand stars. It is a member of our Milky Way Galaxy, located about 26,000 light years from our solar system.
This star cluster is located within the constellation of Hercules and is visible even in small telescopes. In 1781 the French comet hunter, Charles Messier, made it the ninety second, M 92, of his now famous catalog.
This image was captured using the Palomar Observatory's 200-inch Hale Telescope with its Wide-field Infrared Camera.