Deep Sky
M80
NGC6093

Constellation: Scorpius
Globular Cluster
While you can't really see it so clearly in our image, M80 is an absolute beauty.  Unfortunately we were only able to capture it late in the season, so we will probably try and get a better image later.  There are approx 250 gobular clusters in our galaxy.  What's nice about M80 is that it has stars younger and older than our sun, kind of a combo.  The younger are thought to be blue stragglers.  (Such a cool term)
This is one of Kurt & Lil' Bill's favorites, they talk about it often.
Do go to NASA site to see just how nice this cluster really is.  It was of there Pictures of the day.


5 images
5 sec
9-18-12