Posted by Larry Sessions in Astronomy Essentials | Clusters Nebulae Galaxies|1 month ago
Myriads of galaxies, visible only to those with medium-to-large telescopes, shine among the stars in the “Realm of the Galaxies.” Study of the Coma Cluster of galaxies aided in the discovery of dark matter.
Posted by Larry Sessions in Astronomy Essentials | Clusters Nebulae Galaxies|5 months ago
The Large Magellanic Cloud is a petite galaxy visible with the unaided eye – all year round – for those in the Southern Hemisphere. This small neighboring galaxy to the Milky Way is somewhere between spiral and irregular in shape.
Posted by Bruce McClure in Astronomy Essentials | Clusters Nebulae Galaxies|5 months ago
You can see the Orion Nebula as a fuzzy spot on the night sky dome. It’s really a vast cloud in space where new stars are forming. How to find the Orion Nebula in your sky tonight. Plus … the science of this star factory in space.
Posted by Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | Clusters Nebulae Galaxies|9 months ago
If you’ve never found a deep-sky object on your own before, M4 – a globular star cluster, one of the nearest to our solar system – is a grand place to start. It’s near the bright red star Antares in the easy-to-spot constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. To spot it, you’ll need a dark sky.