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

August 22, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Orion is one of the oldest recognized constellations, and contains two of the brightest stars in the sky, Rigel and Betelgeuse, Since it is visible from both hemispheres, the Orion constellation has also featured prominently in […]

Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 90
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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 […]

Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 80
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Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 80

June 17, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

M80 is a massive globular cluster located about 32,600 light years away in the constellation Scorpius, and as globular clusters go, it has been described as being the northern hemispheres’ equivalent of Omega Centauri (NGC […]

Messier 4
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Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 4

June 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Messier 4 (NGC 6121) is a massive globular cluster in Scorpius that is found in the night sky close to M80, another globular cluster in the same constellation. M4 was discovered by Philippe Loys de […]

Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
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10 Interesting Orion Nebula Facts

March 20, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Most people mistake the Orion Nebula for a star in the constellation of Orion, but it is actually the most easily detectable naked-eye nebula in the entire night sky. This magnificent star-forming region is also […]

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