SOLAR SYSTEM GALAXIES

STAR CLUSTERS

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There are two varieties of star clusters:

Galactic clusters are very young objects and are generally confined to the galactic plane.  They arise because stars typically form together within large molecular clouds.  Because of their youth they are often accompanied by the nebulosity of the star forming region.  They can be practically any shape and have varying degrees of central condensation.

Globular clusters, by contrast, are usually extremely old.  They generally have spherical symmetry and can either have strong central condensation or be weakly condensed, sometimes more closely resembling a galactic cluster.  They mostly appear in the galactic halo.

 

NGC104

NGC 288

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NGC 1841

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NGC362

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M46

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NGC 3201

NGC 4372

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Omega Centauri

NGC 4755

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NGC 4833

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NGC 5286

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IC 4499

NGC 5986

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M4

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NGC 5460

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NGC6380

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NGC 6362

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NGC 6397

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NGC 6440

UKS1 and VVVCl001

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M22

NGC6752