Thursday, October 6, 2016

Glorious Globulars!

There's nothing quite like a globular cluster. In my 14 inch scope, many of the brighter globulars make me feel as if I am falling into the sky. While it's impossible to recreate that feeling with an image, these objects are still impressive.

Here are images of two of my favorite globulars: M15 and M2. M15 is in the constellation Pegasus. It is one of the densest globulars having undergone core collapse. It's central structure may be a shell of stars orbiting a black hole.

M15 through the 14 inch with the DS2.3+ imager
M2 is found in Pegasus. It is one of the largest globular clusters and shows an slightly elliptical shape with a dense center.