The Nature of Star Clusters and Nebulae

  • Brian CudnikEmail author
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


The next few chapters provide a basic “Astronomy 101” introduction to the types of objects that will be looked at later in this book (and you will look at later through your telescope). We are focusing on faint objects outside the local Solar System; information about faint planets, comets, and asteroids can be found in books written about these classes of objects. Our focus is on objects that can be found throughout interstellar space, along with objects found beyond our very own galaxy to the edge of the known and visible universe. But first here are some basics on the main kinds of deep sky objects that we know of.


Massive Star White Dwarf Open Cluster Globular Cluster Supernova Remnant 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HoustonUSA

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