Then how do you explain Open cluster NGC 188? Or Galaxy NGC 3172 among other objects?
Galaxy NGC 3172 makes Galaxy NGC 1586 look like a cap pistol.
The point of my post was not comparing the size of objects, but the posters claim the northern/polar region from earth, was, "Empty".
Obscure reference to Seinfeld quote about a 12 gauge shotgun making an 11 gauge look like a cap pistol. 1586 is 1/2 of 3172!
I did not claim the north sky was empty. I said, there is an empty space or area in the north sky.
I particular, I believe it’s behind/around Polaris. If we look around any object in space, and we continue to “zoom in” by increasing our resolution power of our device (currently hubble is about as good a visible light gets) we continue to see more structure.
The above is an image of the Polaris group (from hubble), that has no visible structure in the background. Note: this does not prove anything unless we continue to improve our resolution and can continue to see structure everywhere else other than in/around Polaris.
Now this is an great point of discussion — is there or is there not a uniform (loose definition here) distribution of mass in the universe? i.e. are there a empty vector through our universe?