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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?
The Crab Nebula, about 6,500 light years from Earth, is the scattered fragments of a supernova, or exploding star, observed by earthly skywatchers in the year 1054.
On a dark night, look for it as a smudge of light, with three times the moon’s diameter. It’s really a wondrous cluster of stars called the Beehive, or M44.
To find the Orion Nebula in your night sky, look below Orion’s Belt. Your eye sees it as a tiny, hazy spot. But it’s a vast region of star formation.
From tropical or Southern Hemisphere latitudes, the Large Magellanic Cloud is easy to see. Look for it in the evening from December to April.
Triangulum galaxy, aka Messier 33. is 2.7 million light-years away, and the third-largest member of our Local Group, after the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies.
November is often called the month of the Pleiades, because it’s when this star cluster – sometimes called the Seven Sisters – shines from dusk until dawn.
Small Magellanic Cloud resembles a luminous cloud, but it’s really a dwarf galaxy, orbiting our Milky Way. Here’s how to see it, from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.
The Lagoon Nebula aka M8 is the largest and brightest of a number of nebulosities in and around Sagittarius.
The Trifid is a famous summertime binocular object. Its name means “divided into three lobes.” If you view this nebula through a telescope, you’ll see why.
See it! Orionid meteors this weekend