Posted by Larry Sessions in Astronomy Essentials | Clusters Nebulae Galaxies|1 month 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|2 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|6 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.