NGC 602

Globulars or Open, clusters of stars can be neat viewing.
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Christopher K.
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NGC 602

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Dr. Don Goldman captured the cluster NGC 602, which actually doesn't reside in the Milky Way but in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The cluster's young stars probably have a lot of energetic radiation. The cluster is in the constellation Hydrus and is never visible from Baton Rouge.

7 March 2015 APOD:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150307.html

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: NGC 602

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Ready for a zoom? NGC 602 is not unlike our Milky Way's own Orion Nebula...a tight pack of newly-hatched stars surrounded by gas and dust. This second picture is one of those Chandra/Hubble/Spitzer mergings we've come to know and love.

11 January 2020 APOD: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200111.html

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