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globular

[′gläb·yə·lər]
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About 20% of globulars have gone through a runaway "core collapse" in this manner before reaching a new equilibrium, so their inner regions are much more tightly concentrated than those of other globulars.
Yet a few globulars are best observed long after summer's lingering warmth has yielded to autumn's chill.
The ancient globulars might be the galaxy's original building blocks.
After many years of looking at the brighter globulars with truly remarkable results, I decided to pursue an observing program of fainter globular clusters that are largely ignored by most amateurs.
M22 owes its glory largely to the fact that it is one of the nearest globulars, about 10,000 light years distant.
If these globulars actually belong to the Sagittarius dwarf rather than the Milky Way, it could account for the age discrepancy, Lin says.
All the globulars in this stretch of the sky are viewed through the dusty plane of our galaxy, which absorbs and scatters some of their light, but the amount of extinction depends on our exact line of sight.
Ten prominent globulars are plotted on our July evening-sky chart, most of them along the Milky Way.
Amateur astronomers sometimes describe globulars as "resolved to the core," but we can only see the tip of the brightness pyramid; the overwhelming majority of any globular's stars are too faint to see even in the biggest backyard scopes.
Most globulars are tricky at the low magnifications of typical binoculars, but M80 is doubly difficult because it's so small.
His most prominent of many good objects are our next targets, M10 (NGC 6254) and M12 (NGC 6218), often referred to as "the Twin Globulars," since they supposedly look exactly alike.
Oval Globulars "Many of the globular star clusters show slightly elliptical outlines, and this flattening has long been interpreted by astronomers as due to rotation.