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Famous Places - Clumps

Clumps are loose collections of stars, gas, or galaxies held together by gravity. Click on any object to see it in the Navigation tool (the tool will open in a new window). To learn more about globular clusters, see the H-R Diagram project.


151.382,0.071 | NED | SDSS | 
Palomar 3 (also known as Sextans C) is a globular cluster, a collection of old stars orbiting the Milky Way.

229.013,-0.123 | NED | SDSS | 
Globular cluster Palomar 5, which is being torn apart by the Milky Way's gravity.

188.283,-0.534 | NED | SDSS | 
UGCA 285, an ultra-low surface brightness galaxy. Galaxies come in a variety of sizes and luminosities; this galaxy is so faint that even the SDSS's camera can barely see it.

184.483,0.436 | NED | SDSS | 
UGC 07332, a nearby, blue, low surface brightness galaxy.

146.03,-0.658 | NED | SDSS | 
UGC 05205 and its companion. These two galaxies are very young, full of young, blue hot stars.

9.895,0.86 | NED | SDSS | 
A nearby group of galaxies centered on NGC 0201. Galaxy groups typically have about 10-20 members.

213.785,-0.4934 | NED | SDSS | 
VIII Zw 388, a picturesque group of galaxies, discovered and catalogued by famous astronomer Fritz Zwicky.

355.918,0.311 | NED | SDSS | 
A cluster of galaxies moderately far away. One of the major goals of the SDSS is to learn how galaxies cluster, and to use the clustering to infer the characteristics of the early universe.
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