Messier 53 (RGB)

It’s been said that if you have seen one globular cluster you have seen them all. There’s a bit of truth to that. Some are denser and some are sparser but they generally look pretty much like this. This particular cluster, M53, is about 58,000 light years away from us in the constellation Coma Berenices….

Whale and HockeyStick Galaxies (RGB)

The Whale Galaxy (top right) is a barred spiral galaxy seen edge on. It has a catalog number of NGC 4631. Just above it is the dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 4627. They are about 30 million light years away. The Hockey Stick Galaxy also known as the Crowbar Galaxy has two NGC numbers, 4656 and…