Globular Clusters

Globular Clusters (7)

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 23:54

Messier 3

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Messier 3 is one of the largest, brightest globular cluster in the night sky. It contains an estimated 500,000 stars. Located in the constellation of Canes Venatici at a distance of 33,900 light years away from Earth. The cluster contains…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 42m 11.62s
  • Declination +28°22’38.2”
  • Distance (Lightyears) 33,900
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:47

Messier 15

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M15 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Pegasus. It consists of an estimated 100,000 stars and has a very dense central core having undergoing a core collapse where stars migrate towards the center. It's age is estimated…

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 21h 29m 58.33s
  • Declination +12° 10′ 01.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 33,600
Friday, 15 June 2018 22:11

Messier 4

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M4 is one of the closer globular clusters to Earth at only 7,200 light years away. Located in the constellation of Scorpius, not far from the red super giant star Antares. It is distinguished by an optical bar of stars…

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  • Constellation Scorpius
  • Right Ascension 16h 23m 35.22s
  • Declination –26° 31′ 32.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:47

NGC 2419

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Nicknamed the Intergalactic Wanderer because it was originally thought not to be in orbit around the Milky Way galaxy. The globular cluster is located 300,000 light years the galactic center, which is further away than the Large and Small Magellanic…

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  • Constellation Lynx
  • Right Ascension 07h 38m 08.51s
  • Declination +38° 52′ 54.9″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 300,000 from galactic center
Friday, 30 March 2018 16:51

Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

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Discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714, and added to the Messier catalog by Charles Messier in 1764. It is one of the best know and brightest globular clusters visible in the northern hemisphere. The cluster contains an estimated 300,000 stars…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 41m 41.24s
  • Declination +36° 27′ 35.5″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 22,200
Saturday, 10 March 2018 01:32

Omega Centauri

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Omega Centauri appears to be a globular cluster located in the skies of the southern hemisphere. It can be barely visible rising just above the horizon from southern locations in the northern hemisphere. This image was imaged from a remote…

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  • Constellation Centaurus
  • Right Ascension 13h 26m 47.28s
  • Declination −47° 28′ 46.1″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 15,800
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 16:07

Messier 13, July 4th Edition

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Celebrated the July 4th holiday by imaging one of the brightest and best known globular cluster visible in the northern hemisphere. M13 contains an estimated 300,000 stars. Often called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, it is conveniently located in…