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Messier 54

Messier 54

Messier 54 was the first globular cluster discovered to belong to a different galaxy. It was originally thought to lie at a distance of 50,000 to 65,000 light years from the solar system and be…

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Idaho State Parks

Idaho State Parks Light Pollution

We previously did an article on the 2024 solar eclipse for the several US state parks, and figured that there is an amazing opportunity for mapping those state parks to their Bortle Scale values. With…



Kentucky 2024 Solar Eclipse

Kentucky 2024 Eclipse State Park

For those looking for Kentucky 2024 Solar Eclipse Resources, here is a great start and guide. This article will provide state park information to provide assistance and a centralized place for this information to know…


Messier 53

Messier 53

Messier 53 (M53) is a globular star cluster located in the northern constellation Coma Berenices. Messier 53 is relatively easy to find as it lies in the same area of the sky as Arcturus, the fourth…




Messier 52

Messier 52 or M52, also known as NGC 7654, is an open cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia. It was discovered by Charles Messier on September 7, 1774. M52 can be seen…