Category Archives: Star Clusters (Globular-Open)

Gems in the LMC

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Back in March of 2006 Hubble aimed its 8 ft. (2.4m) eye at the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest night sky prize, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC); specifically at this beautiful star forming region … Continue reading

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Cosmic Christmas Tree Zoom

Image credit & copyright: Rolf Geissinger: http://stern-fan.de/Seiten/frameset_eng.htm NASA APOD for this image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120410.html I hope you’ve all had an amazing 2017 thus far and let’s finish strong with something seasonal.   The Christmas Tree Cluster (also called Christmas Tree Nebula) is cataloged by … Continue reading

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Bull Headed

Image credit & copyright: Jerry Lodriguss. In Greek mythology the Hyades were the five daughters of the titan, Atlas and Aethra and are the half-sisters of the Pleiades who are in turn, the daughters of Pleione and Atlas. In our … Continue reading

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Globular Star Cluster NGC 1846

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Globular star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the galaxy as well as some of the oldest objects in the galaxy. This cluster, NGC 1846 appears to be a … Continue reading

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Cluster Standoff

Image credit & copyright: Jaspal Chadha. Would you like some color with your universe?  Then you’ll love this image of two open star clusters by Jaspal Chadha.  Of all the objects that you can observe from your back yard with … Continue reading

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When the Seven Sisters Rise, Summer Falls

Image credit & copyright: Marco Lorenzi. If you’ve been looking, this striking, easily observable open star cluster has been rising heliacally (before the Sun) in the east within their home constellation of Taurus the Bull. For those of us here in … Continue reading

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The Jewel of the Southern Sky

Image credit & copyright: Ivan Eder. Seemingly awash in a shower of stars, southern globular star cluster 47 Tuc has been labeled as the “Jewel of the Southern Sky” and for good reason. With an apparent magnitude of 4.9 this … Continue reading

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