Star Clusters are stars that typically shine brightly and some call glimmering diamonds or jewels of the sky. There are two types of star clusters – (1) open star clusters (also called galactic clusters) which are loosely arranged groups of stars, occasionally not too distinctive from the background stars, and (2) globular star clusters which are tightly packed groups of thousands to millions of stars.
DOUBLE (BINARY) STARS
These are pairs of stars orbiting around a common center of gravity, often of different and contrasting colors. Many double stars can be observed from urban locations. Some of these can reveal beautiful color, magnitude contrasts, as well as varying degrees of separation.
These stars change in brightness over time.\
These are rocky and metallic objects of varying sizes and shapes that orbit the Sun but are too small to be considered planets. Some asteroid paths can be found on various websites and with a 150mm (6”) or larger telescope in a rural location you may be able to detect some of the larger ones
Comets – They originate from the outer reaches of our solar system. Magnificent comets are routinely visible through telescopes. They have a nucleus of a relatively solid, mostly ice and gas with some dust and a dust tail.
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