STAR CLUSTERS

Stars can exist singly, or they can be associated together in small or large groups.  The star clusters you will see in these pages are usually either part of our Milky Way galaxy or directly associated with it.  It is not easy to see star clusters in other galaxies due to the immense distances involved, but there are some mentioned here.  We have divided the clusters into OPEN CLUSTERS - usually groups of associated stars in our local region of the Milky Way, and GLOBULAR CLUSTERS - spherical concentrations of stars which all formed at the same time, from the same gas cloud, and are usually located outside the main galaxy but directly associated with it, forming a halo above and below the galactic plane.

Use the buttons below to see some of the images we have taken of these objects.