Messier Monday: The 'Little Sister' Cluster, M46

“A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” –Elizabeth Fishel With 110 deep-sky wonders to choose from in the Messier catalogue, our long-running series on Messier Monday promises to keep us busy for some time to come! As we’ve finally passed the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, many new spectacular sights … Read moreMessier Monday: The 'Little Sister' Cluster, M46

Messier Monday: Brilliant Stars for a Winter's Night, M50

“Give me a man who says this one thing I do, and not those fifty things I dabble in.” –Dwight L. Moody While star clusters may dabble in a number of physically interesting things, there’s one thing that they do above all others, and that is shine. For today’s Messier Monday, where we spotlight one of … Read moreMessier Monday: Brilliant Stars for a Winter's Night, M50

Messier Monday: A Well-Hidden, Young Star Cluster, M18

“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Welcome back to another Messier Monday here on Starts With A Bang! Each Monday, we go through one of the 110 deep-sky wonders of the Messier Catalogue, some of the brightest and most prominent of the … Read moreMessier Monday: A Well-Hidden, Young Star Cluster, M18

Messier Monday: The most southerly Messier object, M7

“Cross that rules the Southern Sky! Stars that sweep, and turn, and fly Hear the Lovers’ Litany: ‘Love like ours can never die!’” –Rudyard Kipling Welcome back for yet another Messier Monday, where we choose one of the 110 deep-sky objects making up Charles Messier‘s 18th Century catalogue to highlight in detail. Originally designed as a … Read moreMessier Monday: The most southerly Messier object, M7

Messier Monday: A Star Cluster on the Bubble, M52

“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will forever bubble up, if forever you dig.” –Marcus Aurelius Welcome back to yet another Messier Monday! Each week, we’re taking a look at one of the 110 fixed, deep-sky objects — not to be confused with comets — that made up Messier’s original catalogue. … Read moreMessier Monday: A Star Cluster on the Bubble, M52