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star cluster

noun, Astronomy
1.
a number of stars of common origin held together as a group by gravitational attraction.
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  • The star cluster 4681 is a fine sight with our largest glass.

    Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss
  • They are the great nebula in Orion, and the star cluster in Hercules.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • The star cluster 4608 is small, yet, on a moonless night, worth a glance with the five-inch.

    Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss
  • The illustrious astronomer saw on one occasion this object pass over a star cluster.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • It may be a glare from a discharged rifle, or it may be a rocket or star cluster.

  • The most striking type of star cluster is well exhibited in the constellation of Hercules.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • His eyes wandered from star cluster to star cluster, from glowing Regulus, to bright and powerful Sirius.

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
  • He put the instrument down and zeroed it on Messier 44, the Beehive star cluster in the constellation Cancer.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin
  • No one has ever succeeded in measuring the parallax of a nebula or star cluster.

    A Text-Book of Astronomy George C. Comstock
  • The star cluster 4400 is about one quarter as broad as the moon, and easily seen with our smallest aperture.

    Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss

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