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Contains:  omega Cen, NGC 5139
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Omega Centauri from 36.22° N, 


            Scott Davis
Omega Centauri from 36.22° N

Omega Centauri from 36.22° N

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x2000

Dates:April 13, 2013

Frames:One-Shot Color: 17x30" ISO3200

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 2.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.18%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 600334

RA center: 13h 26' 47"

DEC center: -47° 41' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.395 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.731 degrees

Field radius: 0.852

Locations: Eastman Lake Recreation Area, Raymond, CA, United States


While at Eastman Lake, our local astronomy club's main observing area, I decided that I was going to try to attempt to image Omega Centauri. Eastman Lake, located in the foothills of Madera County in California, is at latitude of 37 degrees, 13 minutes, and 9.5 seconds. At this latitude, Omega Centauri creeps just 5.7 degrees above the horizon and, due to the hills and trees, is visible for a mere 17 minutes.

This story is told well in this image, where the beautiful Omega Centauri is seen dancing just above the tree line, blurred from the motion of the telescope and the stacking process.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Omega Centauri from 36.22° N, 


            Scott Davis

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