Stars can exist singly, or they can be
associated together in small or large gatherings. The star clusters
you will see in these pages are usually either part of our Milky Way galaxy
or directly associated with it. It is unusual for us to be able to see
clearly star clusters in other galaxies due to the immense distances
involved, but there are some mentioned here. We have divided the
clusters into OPEN CLUSTERS - usually groups of associated stars in our
local region of the Milky Way, and GLOBULAR CLUSTERS - spherical
concentrations of stars which are outside our galaxy but directly associated
with it, forming a halo above and below the galactic plane.
Use the buttons below to display the images we have taken of these objects.
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