Omega Centauri is a globular cluster located in the direction of Centaurus constellation. Hosting about 10 million stars within a region about 150 light years in diameter, it is the brightest, largest, and most massive globular star cluster in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The cluster lies at a distance of 15,800 light years from Earth. … [Read more…]
Here are some of the highlights of the June sky: 9:30 PM – southern sky – Mars and Saturn rise over the horizon 9:30 PM western sky – Jupiter appears above the horizon, sinks lower toward the end of the month 5 AM eastern sky – Venus appearing above the horizon before sunrise; on June … [Read more…]
Here are the highlights of the night sky in September: 8 PM western sky – Saturn and Venus low over the horizon 11 PM southern sky – two zodiac constellations prominent in the night sky: Aquarius constellation with the globular cluster Messier 2 (M2), and the nearby Capricornus constellation with the bright star Algedi (Alpha … [Read more…]
Here are the highlights of the July sky: 9 PM western sky – Venus low in the west 10:30 PM southern sky – Saturn moving toward the western horizon and setting after midnight 11 PM southern sky – Scorpius constellation with the red supergiant Antares, and the globular cluster Messier 4 to the left of … [Read more…]
Here are the highlights of the sky in June: 9:15 PM western sky – Venus rising above the horizon, with Mercury close by in the first half of the month 10 PM southern sky – Saturn rising after sunset, visible to the left of the bright star Spica in Virgo constellation, and moving to the … [Read more…]
HubbleSite.org has released a video with the June night sky highlights: the evening and morning planets, summer constellations, star clusters, brightest stars and a partial solar eclipse on June 1. Watch the clip below. EVENING & MORNING PLANETS Saturn – southwestern sky – 10 pm Jupiter – eastern sky – 5 am CONSTELLATIONS
NGC 6101 is a globular star cluster located in Apus constellation. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 9.30.