Object name: WHITING1
Whiting 1 isn't much of a globular cluster. It certainly won't win any photogenic awards but it is quite interesting. Most globular clusters are about 10 billion years old, having formed with the galaxy 10 billion years ago. Whiting 1, however, is much younger, probably about 6.5 billion years old. This is possible because it likely didn't form in our galaxy. In fact, it is part of what is known as the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (SagDEG) also known as the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy. This galaxy, or what's left of it, was discovered in 1994. It is now mostly a stream of stars representing what was this galaxy before our galaxy began digesting it. In 2002 the star group in my image was discovered, three years later it was shown to be what's left of a globular cluster that likely belonged to the SagDEG.