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Messier 107

Messier 107

Messier 107 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Ophiuchus. Messier 107 is a class X globular cluster, which means that it is very loose, with a very open stellar distribution. M107 has several…

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Cepheus

Cepheus

Cepheus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after Cepheus, a king of Aethiopia in Greek mythology. Cepheus has one star with known planets and contains no Messier objects. The brightest star in the…


Messier 106

Messier 106

Messier 106 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs. It is similar in size and luminosity to the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and is one of the brightest, largest nearby…


Tucana

Tucana

Tucana is a constellation of stars in the southern sky, named after the toucan. It is one of twelve constellations conceived in the late sixteenth century by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon…


Messier 105

Messier 105

Messier 105 is a member of the M96 Group, Leo I Group, a group of galaxies that also includes Messier 95, Messier 96, and at least 21 fainter members. M105 is the brightest elliptical galaxy…


Telescopium

Telescopium

Telescopium constellation lies in the southern sky, south of the constellations Sagittarius and Corona Australis. As the name indicates, Telescopum represents the telescope and was was created by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th…


Messier 104 Sombrero Galaxy

Messier 104, also known as the Sombrero Galaxy, is a majestic unbarred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. Messier 104 has an incredibly bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a conspicuous dark…


Circinus

Circinus

Circinus is a small, faint constellation in the southern sky, first defined in 1756 by the French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille. Its name is Latin for compass, referring to the drafting tool used for drawing…


Messier 103

Messier 103

Messier 103 is an open star cluster located in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. Messier 103 is one of the smallest and most remote open clusters known, as it contains 172 confirmed members. DescriptionVisible From Pacific…


Antlia

Antlia

The constellation Antlia is located in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere, and is represented by an air pump. The reason for using an air pump representation is a result of the name Antlia meaning “pump” in…