Tagged: Cluster - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Tagged: Cluster

Omega Centauri thumbnail
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way at a diameter of roughly 150 light-years. It is estimated to contain approximately 10 million stars.

Caldwell 68 and Globular Cluster NGC6723 thumbnail
Less than 500 light-years away and blocking light from more distant, background stars in the Milky Way, the densest part of the dust cloud of Caldwell 68 is about 8 light-years long. At its tip is a group of reflection nebulae cataloged as NGC 6726, 6727, 6729, and IC 4812. A characteristic blue color is produced as light from hot stars is reflected by the cosmic dust.

Jewel Box Open Cluster NGC4755 thumbnail
The Jewel Box, Kappa Crucis Cluster, NGC 4755, is an open cluster in the constellation Crux. This cluster is one of the youngest known, with an estimated age of 14 million years. It is located 6,440 light years from Earth, and contains around 100 stars.

Globular Cluster Caldwell 79 / NGC 3201 thumbnail
It's been cloudy. Very cloudy. I managed to get a short imaging session, so I had to choose a bright target. The globular cluster Caldwell 79 was in the right place at the right time. It is located at a distance of 16,300 light years from the Sun and has an estimated 254,000 times the mass of the Sun. This cluster is about 10.24 billion years old.

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