The Andromeda Galaxy – M31

Deep Sky Galaxies

The Andromeda Galaxy – M31 The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31 and NGC224, holds the distinction of being the largest galaxy within the Local Group. Positioned at a distance of approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth, it stands as the nearest spiral galaxy to our own. Encompassing the galactic […]

Iris Nebula

Deep Sky Nebulae

The Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 – In Cepheus The Iris Nebula, or NGC 7023, is a splendid example of an open star cluster associated with a reflection nebula. It was first observed in 1794 by William Herschel. It lies in the constellation Cepheus 420 pc (1400 light years) distant and […]

Omega Centauri

Deep Sky Star Clusters

Omega Centauri, NGC 5139 – In Centaurus Omega Centauri (ω Cen or NGC 5139) is the largest globular cluster orbiting the Milky Way. It can be found in the constellation of Centaurus and is located at a distance of 17,000 light-years from Earth, making it one of the nearest globular […]

Barnard 33 – The Horsehead Nebula

Deep Sky Nebulae

Barnard 33 – The Horsehead Nebula The Horsehead Nebula, or Barnard 33, stands as a celestial marvel within the constellation Orion. Discovered by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming in 1888, this captivating wonder is located roughly 1,375 light-years away and has earned its place as an iconic feature in the winter […]