Star cloud


Star cloud

A star cloud is a group of stars that appear to be in the same position in the sky. These are not true star clusters, but rather dependent on the point of view of the observer. The stars that make up the cloud do not actually reside close to each other, they are just in the same line-of-sight.

ee also

* double quasar
* double star
* constellation
* nebula
* cloud


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