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Saturn

Saturn

Saturn, observed through a telescope, is an incredible and beautiful sight that fires imagination, evoking a sense of space and time and giving an...
Pluto

Pluto

Pluto has a radius of about 1,200 kilometres and Charon about 630 kilometres. Pluto`s surface temperature is estimated to be about -233ºC with an...
Neptune

Neptune

Neptune Neptune is the fourth largest planet in the Solar System and, for most of the time, is the eighth planet from the Sun. The...
Mercury

Mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and, with a diameter of 4,880 kilometres (40% smaller than Earth and 40% greater than the...
Mars

Mars

Mars At its closest approach to Earth, Mars is the fourth brightest object in the sky after the Sun, the Moon and Venus. At...
Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter's magnitude varies from about –2.8 to –1.8 between opposition and conjunction, which usually makes it the fourth brightest object in the sky after...
M17

M17

Messier Number: M17 NGC Number: NGC 6618 Common Name: Omega, Horseshoe or Lobster Nebula Object Type: Open cluster in a diffuse nebula Distance in...
M16

M16

Messier Number: M16 NGC Number: NGC 6611 Common Name: Eagle Nebula Object Type: Open Cluster in Nebula Distance in Light Years: 7,000 Constellation: Serpens...
M8 the Lagoon Nebula

M8, Lagoon Nebula

Messier Number: M8 NGC Number: NGC 6523 Common Name: Lagoon Nebula Object Type: Diffuse Nebula Distance in Light Years: 6,500 Constellation: Sagittarius Apparent Magnitude:...
m5

M5

Messier Number: M5 NGC Number: NGC 5904 Object Type: Globular Cluster Distance in Light Years: 23,000 Constellation: Serpens Apparent Magnitude: 5.6 With good viewing conditions,...

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