NGC 6520

NGC 6520 is an open star cluster located about 5,500 light years away towards the constellation Sagittarius. It is about 10 light years across. The bright blue stars are only a few million years old, much younger than our Sun.

Blocking the light of NGC 6520 is Barnard 86, an absorption nebula and molecular cloud. It contains is filled with thick dust that obscures the star cluster. Surrounding the cluster and nebula in this image is part of the dense starscape of our own Milky Way.

Image and information from NASA.

NGC 6520 with Barnard 86

An image of the open star cluster NGC 6520 and nearby dust cloud Barnard 86, in the constellation Sagittarius, one of the densest parts of our Galaxy. This image was taken on June 24th, 2007 at the NSF’s Blanco 4-m telescope in CTIO, with B (blue), V (green) , I (orange) and H-alpha (red) filters. The bright young stars of this star cluster, which probably formed out of gas related to the nearby dust cloud, stand out in contrast to the background of older stars of the bulge of our Galaxy.

Credit: T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage and NOAO/AURA/NSF


I’m fed up. My mums being stressful as usual, she’s getting even more so. People telling me I have to know everything, being so damn annoying if I get angry or don’t know something. My best friend is leaving. I feel crap a lot now. So I pass it off as fine.

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows the bright star cluster NGC 6520 and its neighbour, the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86. This cosmic pair is set against millions of glowing stars from the brightest part of the Milky Way — a region so dense with stars that barely any dark sky is seen across the picture.

Credit: ESO

it's going to be life changing.

by ofstarlight

‘Hey Clarke—-It’s Bellamy, which you probably already know… Anyway, I’m not good with feelings and things… Unless music is involved, so I figured the easiest and best way to get this out would be through song. I hope you like it…..Cause it’s going to be life changing.’ | bellamyclarke.

Words: 6520, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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it’s going to be life changing.

bellamyclarke, the 100, 6520 wc | this modern, musical prompt was provided by the lovely oftheskyepeople, who was my assigned bellarke secret valentine, and this piece of work is all thanks to her. hope you guys enjoy it as much as she did.

Music wasn’t exactly in her interests, but Clarke had agreed to take it because it would be the only class she would have with all three of the girls. She’d never had much an interest in anything but instrumentals when it came to listening to music; she wasn’t into who was hot, or in at the moment. She had what she’d listened to for most of her life, with a few other things introduced to her by her friends here and there.
 It simply wasn’t of much importance to her.
So when Octavia’s older brother came up to her, asking her what ‘trash’ music she was listening to, she had to remind herself not to be offended.
“Who made you the expert on music, Bellamy?”


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