CGCG 436-030
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects in Pisces

October 11, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Pisces is the 14th biggest constellations in the night sky, and the 4th biggest of the zodiac constellations, taking up an area of 889.417 square degrees of the northern sky, between latitudes +90° and -65°. […]

HCG 87
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects in Capricornus

October 10, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Capricornus, the 40th largest constellation, is the smallest of the 12 zodiac constellations, covering an area of just 414 square degrees of the southern sky between latitudes +60° and -90°. The most luminous star in […]

Messier 2
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects in Aquarius

October 5, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Aquarius is the night sky’s 10th largest constellation, and in terms of zodiac constellation is second in size only to Virgo. Its most luminous star is Sadalsuud, a yellow supergiant situated 540 light years from […]

Crab Nebula
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects: Crab Nebula (M1)

September 10, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

The Crab Nebula (M1) is a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus, and although its central neutron star was only physically discovered in 1968, it has since been positively identified as the remains of a […]

Deep Sky Objects in Orion
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Top Deep-Sky Objects in Orion

August 22, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

The constellation Orion counts among the oldest of the recognized constellations, and since it is visible from both hemispheres, it has featured prominently in many ancient cultures, many of which predate the old Roman and […]

Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 90
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 90

June 24, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

M90 (NGC 4569) is an intermediate spiral galaxy that contains around a trillion stars, and hosts roughly 1,000 globular star clusters, making it is one of the biggest members of the 2,000 strong group of […]

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