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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

Why would a recent catalog of globular clusters have mostly negative declinations?

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  • 2 months ago
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    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"

    • CarolOkla
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      3 weeks agoReport

      Thank you.🐰🎓

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  • 2 months ago

    Do you mean recent catalogues in general or a specific one?  If specific, which one?

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  • 2 months ago

    I'm guessing it's because telescopic astronomy in the Southern Hemisphere is more recent.

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