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Brightest Star Clusters
M15 star cluster HD slice

✨ 25 brightest star clusters in the night sky

Also see list of 225 star clusters for a list of all notable star clusters.

Messier Star Clusters

These are the brightest and most interesting open and globular star clusters listed in the Messier Catalog. Messier star clusters are predominately found in the northern hemisphere.



Caldwell Star Clusters

These are the brightest and most interesting open and globular star clusters listed in the Messier Catalog. Messier star clusters are predominately found in the southern hemisphere.




Herschel Star Clusters

These are the brightest and most interesting star clusters listed in the Herschell 400 Catalog. Herschel star clusters are generally fainter and harder to spot than Messier and Caldwell star clusters.

      1. Star Cluster / Magnitude (m)
      2. Constellation



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