Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

Category: Astronomy

Messier 2

Messier 2

M2, also designated NGC 7089, GC 4678, and Bode 70, is a globular cluster in the constellation Aquarius, five degrees north of the star Beta Aquarii and is one of the largest known globular clusters at 175 light-years in diameter, at right ascension 21: 33.5 (h:m) and declination -00: 49 (deg:m). Globular clusters are spherical groups of ancient stars

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The Vulpecula Constellation

The Vulpecula Constellation

Vulpecula is a faint constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for “little fox,” although it is commonly known simply as the fox. It was identified in the seventeenth century and is located in the middle of the Summer Triangle (an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega, and Altair). Vulpecula was introduced by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in

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Vela Constellation

The Vela Constellation

Vela is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name is Latin for the sails of a ship, and it was originally part of a larger constellation, the ship Argo Navis, which was later divided into three parts, the others being Carina and Puppis. Vela is bordered by Antlia and Pyxis to the north, Puppis to the northwest, Carina to the south and southwest, and Centaurus to the east. Covering 500

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Tucana Constellation

The Tucana Constellation

Tucana is a constellation of stars in the southern sky, named after the toucan, a South American bird. It is one of twelve constellations conceived in the late sixteenth century by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. French explorer and astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille gave its stars Bayer designations in 1756. The constellations Tucana, Grus, Phoenix and Pavo are collectively known as

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