Object Name: Messier 56 Alternative Designations: M56, NGC 6779 Object Type: Class X Globular Cluster Constellation: Lyra Right Ascension: 19 : 16.6 (h:m) Declination: +30 : 11 (deg:m) Distance: 32…

Object Name: Messier 56 Alternative Designations: M56, NGC 6779 Object Type: Class X Globular Cluster Constellation: Lyra Right Ascension: 19 : 16.6 (h:m) Declination: +30 : 11 (deg:m) Distance: 32…

Object Name: Messier 30 Alternative Designations: M30, NGC 7099 Object Type: Class V Globular Cluster Constellation: Capricornus Right Ascension: 21 : 40.4 (h:m) Declination: -23 : 11 (deg:m Distan…

Object Name: Messier 30 Alternative Designations: M30, NGC 7099 Object Type: Class V Globular Cluster Constellation: Capricornus Right Ascension: 21 : 40.4 (h:m) Declination: -23 : 11 (deg:m Distan…

NGC 6357 and Pismis 24

NGC 6357 and Pismis 24

Object Name: Messier 45 Alternative Designations: M45, the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Subaru Object Type: Open Galactic Star Cluster, Reflection Nebula Constellation: Taurus Right Ascension: 03 : 47.…

Object Name: Messier 45 Alternative Designations: M45, the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Subaru Object Type: Open Galactic Star Cluster, Reflection Nebula Constellation: Taurus Right Ascension: 03 : 47.…

Object Name: Messier 54 Alternative Designations: M54, NGC 6715 Object Type: Class III Extragalactic Globular Cluster Constellation: Sagittarius Right Ascension: 18 : 55.1 (h:m) Declination: -30 : …

Object Name: Messier 54 Alternative Designations: M54, NGC 6715 Object Type: Class III Extragalactic Globular Cluster Constellation: Sagittarius Right Ascension: 18 : 55.1 (h:m) Declination: -30 : …

ARIES POINT The celestial meridian (0 hours right ascension), the ecliptic (0o ecliptic longitude) and the celestial equator (0o declination) intersect at the March equinox point.

ARIES POINT The celestial meridian (0 hours right ascension), the ecliptic (0o ecliptic longitude) and the celestial equator (0o declination) intersect at the March equinox point.

Diagram of a star's right ascension and declination as seen from outside the celestial sphere. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Diagram of a star's right ascension and declination as seen from outside the celestial sphere. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Object Name: Messier 57 Alternative Designations: M57, NGC 6720, the “Ring Nebula” Object Type: Planetary Nebula Constellation: Lyra Right Ascension: 18 : 53.6 (h:m) Declination: +33 : …

Object Name: Messier 57 Alternative Designations: M57, NGC 6720, the “Ring Nebula” Object Type: Planetary Nebula Constellation: Lyra Right Ascension: 18 : 53.6 (h:m) Declination: +33 : …

This three-dimensional map offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the Universe's mass. The map reveals a loose network of dark matter filaments, gradually collapsing under the relentless pull of gravity, and growing clumpier over time. The three axes of the box correspond to sky position (in right ascension and declination), and distance from the Earth increasing from left to right

This three-dimensional map offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the Universe's mass. The map reveals a loose network of dark matter filaments, gradually collapsing under the relentless pull of gravity, and growing clumpier over time. The three axes of the box correspond to sky position (in right ascension and declination), and distance from the Earth increasing from left to right

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