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Sagittarius Star Cloud
This is listed as a star cluster in our Sagittaqrius constellation.  It is approx 600 light-years wide and discovered by Messier in 1764.  It is also known as the Small Sagittarius Star Cluster.  It seems that Sagittarius has an even larger one called (you guessed it) Large Sagittarius Star Cluster.
When we are looking at Sagittarius we are looking at our Mikly Way, yep it is aka the hood!  These our the stars that make up our home, pretty cool. This is the most dense concentration of individual stars visible if you are using binoculars.  According to Wikipedia, some 1,000 visible stars within a single field of view.  Lets hear it for the hood!


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date: 9-15-12