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Globular Clusters

Globular clusters are associated with the center of galaxies. They are not confined to the plane of the galaxy however, but occupy a spherical region about the center. Several globular clusters are seen in the neighbouring Large and Small Magellanic Cloud galaxies. About 100 globular clusters belong to our galaxy.

StarChart[
MilkyWay -> True,
Constellations -> False,
Stars -> False, Clusters -> False, Nebulae -> False,
Epilog -> Apply[Circle[{-#3,#4}, #5]&,
TheGlobularClusters, 1]];1;

In the above graphic, most globular clusters are on the center left in Sagittarius, which corresponds to the Galactic Center of our galaxy.

Open Cluster PositionsDiffuse Nebula Positions