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Astronomical Photo Album on the Web


To foster interests of the public on astronomy, the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory cooperate to compile an astronomical photo album on the web.  Various kinds of astronomical photos are taken with the iObservatory at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village and other instruments of the Space Museum, and are publicized through the Observatory's website.

Main Page of Astronomical Photo Album on the Web

Globular Cluster, M13


Globular Cluster, M13

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M13 is the largest globular cluster in the northern celestial sphere. It houses about one million of stars, and is much more crowded than the vicinity of the Sun. If the solar system were born in this cluster, we would be dazzled by the brilliant stars all over the sky which never turns dark.


Last revision date: <27 Dec 2012>