Star Clusters

What are some of the best-known star clusters?

The following table lists some of the better-known clusters.

Some Well-Known Star Clusters
Name Catalog Name Cluster Type
47 Tucanae NGC 104 globular cluster
Beehive Cluster Messier 44 open cluster
Christmas Tree Cluster OC NGC 2264 open cluster
Hercules Cluster Messier 13 globular cluster
Hyades Melotte 25 open cluster
Jewel Box NGC 4755 open cluster
Messier 3 NGC 5272 globular cluster
Omega Centauri NGC 5139 globular cluster
Pleiades Messier 45 open cluster
Trapezium Cluster Orion Trapezium embedded cluster

The Pleiades.


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