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Challenge #4 – C57

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size C66 (NGC 5694) Globular Cluster 14h 39m 36s -26° 32′ 20″ Hydra +10.1 4.3 arcmin Overview The 66th object on Sir Patrick Moore’s Caldwell Catalog list is this enigmatic cluster. Not only is it a long way from us, at around 114,000 light-years, but it’s travelling so […]

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C66, Globular Cluster in Hydra

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size C66 (NGC 5694) Globular Cluster 14h 39m 36s -26° 32′ 20″ Hydra +10.1 4.3 arcmin Overview The 66th object on Sir Patrick Moore’s Caldwell Catalog list is this enigmatic cluster. Not only is it a long way from us, at around 114,000 light-years, but it’s travelling so

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M67, Open Cluster in Cancer

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M67 (NGC 2682) Open Cluster 08h 53m 44s +11° 48′ 00″ Cancer +6.9 25.0 arcmin Overview Sometimes known as the King Cobra or Golden Eye Cluster, M67 was discovered by Kohler in sometime between 1772 and 1779. Messier recorded it for himself in April 1780. Messier was

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M52, Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M52 (NGC 7654) Open Cluster 23h 24m 48s +61° 35′ 00″ Cassiopeia +6.9 15.0 arcmin Overview M52 was discovered by Charles Messier in September 1774. It’s a lovely, easy object for us to find, located in one of the most recognizable parts of the night sky: the

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M45, the Pleiades in Taurus

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M45 Open Cluster 03h 47m 00s +24° 07′ 00″ Taurus +1.50 120 arcmin Overview This is a super-easy Messier object to find and is beautiful enough to come back to time and again. Known as the Seven Sisters, the Pleiades is an open cluster of stars discovered

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