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globular

(glŏb′ū-lăr) [L. globus, a globe]
Resembling a globe or globule; spherical.
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I would imagine that binary stars exist within globular clusters.
The globular cluster Messier 28 sits just one degree northwest of Lambda, and the two can share a field of view if you use an eyepiece that gives a magnification of 40x or less.
It boasts 16 ancient metal-poor globulars along with 100 "intermediate-age" (1-3 billion years) massive clusters.
11), Camille Carlisle cites a study of the galaxy NGC 1277, which is "largely ungrown since the universe's early years." The study's assumption is that "if NGC 1277 were really a relic, all its globular clusters would be rich in heavy elements."
As with most globulars, the outliers of the cluster are more thinly distributed, but here the pattern is a bit more irregular than most.
Serviss penned these words of awe in his discussion of the globular clusters that grace our sky at this time of the year.
The Scorpion doesn't hold as many bright and spectacular deep-sky objects as neighboring Sagittarius, but there are still treats here, including the loose globular star cluster M4 (NGC 6121), the Cat's Eye Cluster.
The shapes of globular clusters and the motions of their member stars are still being actively studied today.
IN HIS NOVEMBER 1979 Deep-Sky Wonders column, Walter Scott Houston described amateur observations of M31's globular star clusters.
Of all the various types of deep-sky objects, globular clusters routinely give beginning binocular observers the most unexpected difficulty.
The degree of central condensation is perhaps the most relevant assessment to make at the eyepiece when comparing and describing globulars. In addition, observers say that a cluster is "well resolved" when individual stars can be seen across its core, and "unresolved" when it appears as a fuzzy glow with few individual stars visible.
Despite its isolation, M55 is a lovely object and certainly among the most interesting Messier globulars for binocular observers.