Messier Monday: A Big, Blue, Bright Baby Cluster, M47

“Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe.” –Maria Mitchell It’s time again for Messier Monday, where we highlight the various wonderous deep-sky objects of the night, and show you how to find them against the expansive backdrop of stars. The (almost) full Moon is … Read moreMessier Monday: A Big, Blue, Bright Baby Cluster, M47

Messier Monday: An Ancient Globular Cluster, M15

“When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” –Mark Twain Welcome to yet another installment of┬áMessier┬áMonday, where each week, I’ll pick one of the 110 Messier Objects — deep-sky objects catalogued to avoid confusion for comet hunters — to highlight for you. So far, … Read moreMessier Monday: An Ancient Globular Cluster, M15