A familiar face-on spiral hosts stars galore and a supermassive black hole
Ancient stars concentrated in a huge globular cluster
Originally left out of famous catalogue, M106 blazes in Hubble view
The Hubble Space Telescope’s jaw-dropping Messier catalogue
M66, a favorite target for amateurs, as seen by Hubble
VST captures 615-megapixel image of open cluster Messier 18
Messier 18 is the small smattering of bright blue stars upper left of centre in this small-scale version of the original mammoth 30,577 x 20,108 pixel ESO image captured by the OmegaCAM camera attached to the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), located at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.