Tag Archives: Star Cluster

Globular Star Cluster 47 Tuc

Images credit: 1st image; NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 2nd image; ESA Gaia data. The 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 … 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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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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NGC 6193 Region (Zoom)

Kfir Simon page for this image: http://www.pbase.com/tango33/publications Kfir Simon APOD page for this image: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121228.html A few million years ago, a dense cloud of molecular hydrogen collapsed under its own mass and gravity in select areas to birth stars. As … Continue reading

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The Great Double Cluster of Perseus

  Image Credit & Copyright: Vangelis Souglakos In the northern hemisphere, on a clear night you have the ability to view one of the most beautiful star clusters in the night sky; the Perseus double. One look at this object … Continue reading

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Hubble Finds Life and Death in the Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Images like these are some of my favorite in all the night sky. Here we see the beautiful globular star cluster New General Catalog 1846 (NGC 1846) in the southern constellation Dorado, … Continue reading

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47 Tucanae; a Classic Southern Sky Object (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO), Rick Gilbert. For those of you that live in the southern hemisphere, this is clearly on of your favorite objects. 47 Tucanae (47 Tuc) is a massive globular star cluster nearly … Continue reading

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