Top Thirty-One DSO is a new collection of Astro-haiku by SARM (Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy) and Friends with artworks and collages by Calin Niculae.
Deep Space Objects is a term applied to various entities found deep in space. They include
- Galaxies: large groups of stars revolving around a center. There are many kinds of galaxies, but the main classifications are spiral, elliptical, and irregular.
- Globular Clusters: a group of stars that are bunched up into a sphere.
- Open Clusters: here the stars are grouped much more randomly. Open clusters are younger than globular clusters and have fewer stars.
- Nebulae: clouds of gas in space. Nebulae are usually left behind by dying stars.
My contribution concerns M27 which is not the motorway around Southampton but Messier Object #27, the Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula
first found nebula
in the last named constellation
is Goldilocks there?
Steve Sneyd writes about M1 (the Crab Nebula in Taurus), M42 (the Great Orion Nebula), M45 (the Pleiades in Taurus) and M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici). Other contributors include John Francis Haines, Deborah P Kolodji and David Asher.
Project coordinator, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ends with
Back to M17
even as a nebula
omega is not an end
alpha is close
This is just one of a number of projects on SARM's Cosmopoetry website.