Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades star cluster can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city.… Continue reading
In fact, NGC 4945 is almost the size of our own Milky Way… Continue reading
In this sharp color composite image, the solo spira… Continue reading
Tonight very close to… Continue reading
The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known – it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars – just as… Continue reading
Pictured here, Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was … passing nearly in front of M79, the globular star cluster visible as the… Continue reading
Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331 is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way.
About 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus, NGC 7331 was recognized… Continue reading
The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half… Continue reading
Globular star cluster Omega Centauri, also known as NGC 5139, is some 15,000 light-years away.
The cluster is packed with about 10 million stars much older than the Sun… Continue reading
M7 is one of the most prominent open clusters of stars on the sky. The cluster, dominated by bright blue stars, can be seen with the naked eye in a dark sky… Continue reading