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Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Comet 46P/Wirtanen was the brightest comet of 2018. A short period comet, 46P orbits the Sun once every 5.4 years. In 2018, comet 46P made a fabulously close pass to Earth, the closest of the century! On December 12, 2018, 46P experienced perihelion (c... more
Open Star Clusters
A collection of photographs taken at Frosty Drew Observatory showcasing open star clusters.Open Star Clusters are groupings of a few thousand stars that were all formed from the same molecular cloud. Our galaxy has open clusters scattered everyw... more
Milky Way Galaxy
Frosty Drew Observatory and Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island (where Frosty Drew Observatory resides) have a remarkably dark sky overhead and the Milky Way galaxy is mesmerizing to look at there on clear, moonless nights.This gallery wi... more
When we look up at the night sky, pretty much everything we see with our unaided eyes exists as part of the Milky Way galaxy, the galaxy we reside in. Containing around 200 billion stars, the Milky Way galaxy is not only vast, but rather invisible from... more