Deep-Sky Objects in Gemini
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects in Gemini

October 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Gemini is the 30th biggest of the 88 recognized constellations and the 8th biggest of the zodiacal constellations, taking up an area of 514 square degrees of the northern celestial hemisphere. The brightest star in […]

The Crab Nebula
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects in Taurus

October 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Taurus is the 10th biggest of the 88 recognized constellations, and the 6th biggest of the zodiac constellations, taking up an area of 797.25 square degrees of the northern celestial hemisphere. The brightest star in […]

NGC 772
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects in Aries

October 14, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Aries is the 39th biggest of the 88 recognized constellations, and the second smallest of the zodiacal constellations, taking up an area of just 441 square degrees of the sky. The brightest star in the […]

CGCG 436-030
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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
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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
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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 […]

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