Explore the Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8

The Lagoon Nebula, or Messier 8, is a large emission nebula in the constellation Sagittarius that observers can explore with binoculars.

The Omega Nebula is a star-forming region

The Omega Nebula - a star-forming region - is visible through binoculars and glorious in a low-power magnification telescope. Here's how to find it.

The awesome beauty of the Eagle Nebula

The Eagle Nebula - aka Messier 16 or M16 - is home to several well-known cosmic structures, including the stunning Pillars of Creation and Stellar Spire.

Omega Centauri is the Milky Way’s largest star cluster

The Milky Way's largest globular star cluster, Omega Centauri, contains about 10 million stars, but probably no life.

The Coma Cluster contains thousands of galaxies

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.

The beautiful abundance of Rho Ophiuchi

One of the most colorful regions of the sky, Rho Ophiuchi showcases clusters and nebulae galore.

The Large Magellanic Cloud, a galactic neighbor

The Large Magellanic Cloud dwarf galaxy, visible all year round in the Southern Hemisphere, is somewhere between spiral and irregular in shape.

Orion Nebula, a starry nursery

You can see the Orion Nebula as a fuzzy spot in the sky. It's really a vast cloud in space where new stars are forming. Learn about it and learn how to find it.

See Messier 20, the Trifid Nebula

If you have an extremely dark sky, you can see the nebula on as a fuzzy patch in the Milky Way. Binoculars show more ... and a telescope still more.

M6 and M7 in the Scorpion’s Tail

Messier 6 and Messier 7 are star clusters near Scorpius’ stinger. But you’ll need a dark sky to see these faint but stunning stellar aggregations.