Release 11.12 ("Hergest Ridge")

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NGC 6652 - Added on 2023-08-09 - glink104
Hubble Glimpses a Glitzy Galactic Cluster The glittering, glitzy contents of the globular cluster NGC 6652 sparkle in this star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The core of the cluster is suffused with the pale blue light of countless stars, and a handful of particularly bright foreground stars are adorned with crisscrossing diffraction spikes. NGC 6652 lies in our own Milky Way galaxy in the constellation Sagittarius, just under 30,000 light-years from Earth and only 6,500 light-years from the galactic center.
NGC 5024 - Added on 2018-12-05 - glink103
Messier 53, the NGC 5024 Globular Cluster Located about 58,000 light years from the Solar System, it is almost equidistant from Galactic Center (about 60,000 light years)...
NGC 6934 - Added on 2018-12-05 - glink102
A Distant backwater of the Milky Way This bright spray of stars in the small but evocative constellation of Delphinus (the Dolphin) is the globular cluster NGC 6934...
NGC 6934 - Added on 2018-12-05 - glink101
Globular Cluster NGC 6934 (Gemini Observatory) The optical picture is sharp and clear because of the good atmospheric conditions on Mauna Kea and the excellent optical quality of the Gemini telescope...
NGC 6934 - Added on 2018-12-05 - glink100
Globular Star Cluster NGC 6934 Globular star cluster NGC 6934 itself lies about 50,000 light-years away in the constellation Delphinus...
NGC 5272 - Added on 2018-12-04 - glink99
Messier 3 (M3). The NGC 5272 Globular Cluster During the late 18th century, Charles Messier began to notice a series of nebulous objects in the night sky which he originally mistook for comets...
NGC 288 - Added on 2018-12-03 - glink97
Astronomers study the extended stellar structure around the globular cluster NGC 288 The results of these observations, available in a paper published Sept. 21 on, could redefine our understanding of external regions of globular clusters in our Milky Way galaxy.
NGC 288 - Added on 2018-12-03 - glink98
Family of stars breaking up This new image from the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope completely resolves the old stars at the core of the cluster.
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...

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