The Christmas Tree Cluster (Synopsis)

“Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.”  –
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

With Christmas upon us, what would you ask for from the Universe? It can’t bring you tangible presents, perhaps, but it can bring you the greatest cosmic sights you’ve ever feasted upon.

Image credit: Flickr user Alicia, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/capella_891/2779209611/.
Image credit: Flickr user Alicia, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/capella_891/2779209611/.

So why not learn how to find the Christmas Tree Cluster, and enjoy the greatest astrophotography efforts of it, all in the form of a Christmas poem?

Image credit: European Southern Observatory / Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.
Image credit: European Southern Observatory / Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.

It’s my present to you, dear readers, and I hope you all have a great holiday!