This image captures the stunning NGC a globular cluster light-years away in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent) that measures one light-year across. Globular clusters are tightly bound groups of stars which orbit galaxies.
Messier 71 (also known as M71 or NGC 6838) is a globular cluster in the constellation Sagitta (should not be confused with the larger constellation Sagittarius). It is at about 12,000 light years away and it spans some 27 light years across. The irregular variable star Z Sagittae is a member of this cluster.
Wild Duck Cluster (Messier ~ Open cluster or galactic cluster, located around 6000 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield). The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has take
The Sword Of Orion ~ The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars.
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“Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) - years old. Planetary alignment that will take place Dec 2012 is dead-on alignment with the Pyramids at Giza. Night Sky in Giza, Egypt on December local time … one hour before sunrise compared with the Pyramids at Giza.