Billions of stars spinning around......
Stars and galaxies are the celestial objects that are both relatively close to us and farthest away, from a few light years to the nearest star to millions of light years to distant galaxies. It can be defined as a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity.
The Andromeda galaxy M31, along with the galaxies M32 and M110, approx. 2.9 million LY from Earth.
In the constellation Ursa Major is M82 Galaxy located. It’s a starburst galaxy 12 million light-years away from Earth. January 2023
This picture is captured in April 2023 looking south-east - M104 Sombrero galaxy 31.1 million light years from earth.
Islands of stars in cosmos
The image below is the "Hercules cluster", a large collection of distant galaxies from approximately 100 million light years to over half a billion light years from Earth. In the middle of the image is eg NGC 6045, with a distance to Earth of 486 million light years. The orange objects are all galaxies and the white ones are stars. The picture was taken in early spring when the galaxies are at their best position the sky.
"Deep-Field“- shoot of galaxies in the Hercules Cluster. Spring 2022.
The Silver Streake galaxy 64 M ly, top NGC 4222, right NGC 4206 and in the background IC 771 can be seen.
Whirlpool galaxy M51 and M51B in a beautiful collision, 23 M ly from Earth.
Leo triplet, here two of the three galaxies in the constellation Leo.
"So far away and yet so close"
Hercules large star cluster M13 with several thousand stars.
M106 og NGC 4248
M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
Another trio of galaxies in the constellation Draco (NGC 5981, NGC 5982 and NGC 5985).