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Clusters Nebulae Galaxies

M5, via HST/NASA/ESA.
Tonight | Jun 12, 2014

M5 might become your favorite globular star cluster

Sure, M13, the Great Hercules cluster is wonderful. But some amateur astronomers say this cluster, M5, is even better.

Photo Credit: Spitzer Space Telescope
Tonight | Jun 02, 2014

Omega Centauri is our galaxy’s largest globular star cluster

Omega Centauri is the largest globular cluster known in the Milky Way galaxy. You can spot it soon after sunset on these June evenings.

Photo Credit: Bob Star
Tonight | Apr 22, 2014

M13: Great Cluster in Hercules

The Great Cluster in the constellation Hercules – also known as M13 – is considered to be the finest globular cluster in the northern half of the heavens.

Coma Cluster of galaxies by Justin Ng.
Tonight | Apr 07, 2014

Coma Cluster of galaxies

The Coma Cluster is one of the richest galaxy clusters known. How many suns and how many worlds might be located in this direction of space?

Photo Credit:  Wil Milan
Tonight | Feb 27, 2014

Beehive: 1,000 stars in Cancer

Between the star Regulus in Leo and the stars Castor and Pollux in Gemini, you might notice a smudge – really a cluster of stars – called the Beehive.

Photo Credit: zamb0ni
Tonight | Jan 09, 2014

Orion Nebula is a place where new stars are born

On some moonless night, look for the Orion Nebula below Orion’s Belt. Your eye sees it as a tiny, hazy spot. But it’s a vast region of star formation.

The Hyades.  Copyright Jerry Lodriguss/ AstroPix.com
Tonight | Jan 07, 2014

V-shaped Hyades star cluster easy to find

The Hyades star cluster represents the Face of Taurus the Bull. The cluster is easy to spot and beautiful in binoculars.

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Tonight | Dec 27, 2013

Large Magellanic Cloud is spectacular from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere

From tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, where it can be observed, the LMC is best seen in the evening from December to April. From the Southern Hemisphere, it’s easy to see and spectacular!

Photo Credit: Bob Star
Tonight | Nov 19, 2013

Double Cluster in Perseus: Two star clusters

The Double Cluster is in the constellation Perseus is highest in the northern sky on late autumn and early winter evenings.

Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters.
Tonight | Nov 11, 2013

Pleiades star cluster: Famous Seven Sisters

Frosty November is often called the month of the Pleiades, because it’s at this time that the Pleiades shine from dusk until dawn.