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Clusters Nebulae Galaxies

Photo Credit:  coliwabl
Tonight | Jul 08, 2014

M6 and M7: Deep-sky gems in Tail of Scorpius

They may well be the finest star clusters visible at this time of year, and they’re easy to spot near the Scorpion’s Tail, if you have a dark sky.

Pillars of Creation 1995, via Hubble
Blogs | Photos | Tonight | Jul 08, 2014

The awesome beauty of M16, the Eagle Nebula

Here is the famous Pillars of Creation photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s one of the features within the Eagle Nebula.

Photo Credit:  Eclipse.sx
Tonight | Jun 29, 2014

Great Rift: Dark area in the Milky Way

Outside on a dark summer night, looking edgewise into our galaxy’s disk, you’ll notice a long, dark lane dividing the bright starry band of the Milky Way. This is the Great Rift.

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.