Release 11.12 ("Hergest Ridge")
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NGC 7078 - Added on 2018-10-19 - glink96 M15: Dense Globular Star Cluster
Messier 15 is an immense swarm of over 100,000 stars. A 13 billion year old relic of the early formative years of our galaxy it's one of about 170 globular star clusters that still roam the halo of the Milky Way...
NGC 5927 - Added on 2017-11-27 - glink95 Researchers conduct chemical study of an old, metal-rich globular cluster
Chilean researchers have presented a chemical study of the old, metal-rich globular cluster NGC 5927. The new research determines abundances of 22 elements in seven giant stars of the cluster. The findings are available in a paper published November 8 on the arXiv pre-print repository.
NGC 5904 - Added on 2017-11-08 - glink94 APOD 2017 Nov 4 : Hubble's Messier 5
"Beautiful Nebula discovered between the Balance [Libra] & the Serpent [Serpens] ..." begins the description of the 5th entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous catalog of nebulae and star clusters. Though it appeared to Messier to be fuzzy and round and without stars, Messier 5 (M5) is now known to be a globular star cluster, 100,000 stars or more...
NGC 104 - Added on 2017-02-24 - glink93 Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Found at Center of Star Cluster 47 Tucanae
47 Tucanae — a huge, ancient globular star cluster about 15,300 light-years away from us — harbors a central black hole about 2,200 times more massive than our Sun, according to a new report in the journal Nature.
Terzan 1 - Added on 2016-01-20 - glink92 Terzan 1: Hubble Spots Globular Cluster
The Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a luminous image of the globular cluster Terzan 1, which is approximately 20,000 light-years away from the Earth...
Pal 11 - Added on 2015-11-19 - glink91 Palomar 11 Globular Cluster in Aquila
The image was taken on July 13, 2002 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on a Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 SCT autoguided with Cookbook 211 on a 500mm f8 guidescope. Ten white images (240 sec. each) were combined using AIP4WIN.
Pal 12 - Added on 2015-03-16 - glink90 Hubble Spies Distant Globular Cluster Palomar 12
The Advanced Camera for Surveys on board NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful image of a globular star cluster called Palomar 12.
NGC 6715 - Added on 2013-11-22 - glink89 First globular cluster outside the Milky Way
The object shown in this beautiful Hubble image, dubbed Messier 54, could be just another globular cluster, but this dense and faint group of stars was in fact the first globular cluster found that is outside our galaxy... (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA)
NGC 7078 - Added on 2013-11-18 - glink59 Hubble views an old and mysterious cluster
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best ever image of the globular cluster Messier 15, a gathering of very old stars that orbits the centre of the Milky Way. This glittering cluster contains over 100 000 stars, and could also hide a rare type of black hole at its centre.
NGC 5927 - Added on 2013-10-22 - glink88 NGC 5927 at Antilhue - Chile
In an area with considerable stellar absorption, NGC 5927 shines at mag 8.3 amidst a fine starry field of the far southern constellation of Lupus (the Wolf). It is broadly compressed and contains stars of mag 15 and fainter. Distance is about 24.000 light years.
NGC 6402 - Added on 2013-10-14 - glink87 Anne’s Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 14
Messier 14 (also known as NGC 6402) is a slightly elliptical globular cluster of about 100 light-years across, located some 30,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-bearer). It is one of Charles Messier’s first discoveries (1764)...
NGC 6809 - Added on 2013-10-11 - glink86 M55 — Or a Swarm of Angry Bees?
Globular clusters are my absolute favorite telescope targets...
NGC 6388 - Added on 2013-09-30 - glink85 The globular cluster NGC 6388, observed by Hubble
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 6388, a dynamically middle-aged globular cluster in the Milky Way...
NGC 6642 - Added on 2013-09-04 - glink84 NGC 6642, a globular cluster in Sagittarius
NGC 6642 is a very old, highly evolved globular star cluster with a mass of roughly 110,000 solar masses, located 26,400 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius, and just 5.500 light-years away from the galactic center. It is moving toward us at approximately 57.2 kilometers per second...
NGC 5824 - Added on 2013-07-30 - glink83 NGC 5824 in Lupus
NGC5824 is a globular cluster located in Lupus, the Wolf, near the Centaurus border...
NGC 7078 - Added on 2013-07-11 - glink82 M 15 - Peg
Foto by Gianluca Masi. Among the galactic globular clusters Messier 15 is likely the most dense object of that kind and its nucleus undergone a core collapse and the central region is so concentrated that, accordingly to several studies, it could host a black hole.
Terzan 7 - Added on 2013-07-10 - glink81 Stellar generation gap puzzles scientists
A cluster of stars stolen by the Milky Way from a nearby galaxy has a unique composition that could reveal new insights into the formation of these objects, according to astronomers... (Image credits: NASA/Hubble)
NGC 6779 - Added on 2013-07-08 - glink80 M 56 – Lyr
Foto by Gianluca Masi. In the small constellation of Lyra, the one hosting the bright star Vega, there is the interesting and somewhat neglected globular cluster Messier 56...
NGC 6752 - Added on 2013-07-05 - glink78 APOD 5.7.2013
Globular Star Cluster NGC 6752. Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach
NGC 6362 - Added on 2013-07-05 - glink79 The globular star cluster NGC 6362
This colourful view of the globular cluster NGC 6362 was captured by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile
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