Why would a recent catalog of globular clusters have mostly negative declinations?
- CarolOklaLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Earth's southern hemisphere is facing the core of the Milky Way Galaxy is why. Globular clusters surround the core of the Milky Way Galaxy. The black hole Sagittarius A* in the southwest corner of the Teapot asterism is the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. It is straight over head in parts of the southern
hemisphere. This is why most globular clusters have negative declinations (stellar latitudes).
The declination of Sagittarius A* is negative , -29° 0' 28"
- IridflareLv 72 months ago
Do you mean recent catalogues in general or a specific one? If specific, which one?
- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
I'm guessing it's because telescopic astronomy in the Southern Hemisphere is more recent.