Open Clusters

Open Clusters (62)

Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:52

M 7

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An open cluster of stars in the constellation of Scorpio. The cluster consists of about 80 members, and lies at a distance of around 980 light years. Charles Messier cataloged the cluster in 1764. The cluster resides in front of…
Thursday, 27 July 2017 23:29

M 26

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Messier 26 is an open cluster located in the constellation of Scutum. The cluster contains around 90 stars, with an estimated age of 89 million years. Distance to the cluster is 5,000 light years. Imaged with the RC10 and Zwo…
Friday, 11 November 2016 16:46

NGC 869,NGC 884 Double Cluster in Perseus

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NGC 869 and NGC 884 are commonly called the Double Cluster. Located in the constellation of Perseus, both are young clusters with an age of 12-13 million years old and are only separated by a few hundred light years. Estimated…
Thursday, 13 October 2016 15:22

NGC 7789

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NGC 7789 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia. Often called Caroline's Rose or The White Rose. It was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. The cluster lies at a distance of 7600 light years away. I was curious about the…
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