star cloud


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star cloud

[′stär ‚klau̇d]
(astronomy)
An aggregation of thousands or of millions of stars spread over hundreds or thousands of light-years.
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Dark Star Cloud has bought together 50 technology professionals from around the world to participate in this initiative based out of Naples," Lode said.
This little constellation, though made of dim stars, harbors a chunk of Milky Way glow bright enough to be seen even through some light pollution: the Scutum Star Cloud.
My first foray among the star clouds and nebulae of M33 was made 13 years ago with my 14.
Under dark skies, the naked eye beholds M24 (the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud) and, just upper right from the Teapot's spout, the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud looking like a puff of steam.
0' NGC 6682 Star cloud -- 47' Sharpless 2-61 Emission nebula -- 2.
seen from mid-northern latitudes: the Cygnus Star Cloud.
LDN 548, representative of the large clouds in this region, is relatively easy to locate: it's on the north side of the Scutum Star Cloud, just 1/2[degrees] west of the stars 7 and 8 Aquilae and 8' from the star HD 174323.
From the cross's center star to Albireo at the cross's foot stretches the Cygnus Star Cloud of the Milky Way.
Puffing out of the spout is the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud (not drawn on the map), a bright piece of Milky Way that more or less marks the direction toward the center of our galaxy.