Star Cluster Pictures
Copyright 1998-2017, Dick Locke.  All Rights Reserved.  Contact and Image Use Information 

Pictures of Star Clusters by Dick Locke.   Star Clusters are simply groupings of stars, and the groups are smaller than galaxies.  There are two types: Globular and Open.  This page is evolving to present a visual index of my star cluster pictures.

Featured:  December 2016 Double Cluster Area

Click here for a larger version of the double cluster shot along with object details.

Globular Cluster M4 in Scorpius

Omega Centauri & Southern Star Clusters

Clusters Page 2 (M67, M35, M50, M53)

M37, M68, M48, and M93, ET Cluster, NGC 457

Clusters Page 3

Clusters Page 4 (M5, M6, M7)

M6, The Butterfly Cluster

M7, Ptolemy's Cluster


2x5 minutes, reducer

M38, M36


Christmas Tree Cluster

Double Cluster Area

Double Cluster @ 180mm

NGC 6231
, a nice open cluster near IC  4628


NGC 6231
, a nice open cluster in Scorpius

Close-up of globular cluster M4.  Click on thumbnail, or here for Antares area page.

M52 and Bubble Nebula


A small cluster in Lepus...  4 x 4 min = 16 minutes. 

M13, M69 from 2007

NGC 2471, 2541, and M4

This was an old Nikon D100 DSLR Image of Omega Centauri from the Davis Mountains, 05/2004.   New Omega Centauri here.

NGC 2477, (just a picture here) another nice cluster, in Puppis.  This was a fun early-evening target.  More info below.


Open cluster in Canis Major

NGC 2451
(just a picture here), an early evening open cluster.  I must say it looked great  in binoculars, and the picture doesn't do it justice.   This is in Puppis and was too far south for Messier to see.  More info on this page

Other cool stuff to check out below.

Astronomy Features: Some of my best stuffMessier Object Astrophotography Page Nebula Page
Canon 20Da First Light
New M45
Book Cover Moon
My Moonshot on the cover of a book!
Dick Locke's Astrophoto Gateway page....
Canon D20a and Nikon D100 noise comparison here.
Astrophotography: Clusters
New for 2005: NHAC - moon and mercury pictures   and New Galaxy Photos -
NHAC Pix - Comet Machholz & The Pleiades (The Seven Sisters)
Newest Planets!  NexImage pictures

Moon and Planets

Articles: Basic Image Processing in Photoshop
Why Film Astrophotography?

Perseus + Auriga, Wide Angle

Perseus Area, 50mm, 10min, f2.8


Galaxy IndexMy NHAC Page

Dick's Home Page

Images Home

Copyright Dick Locke.  All Rights Reserved.
Contact and Image Use Information

Hit Counter