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Contains:  omega Cen, NGC 5139
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Omega Centauri (NGC 5139), 





    
        

            Prabhakar
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

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Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ85

Imaging camera:QSI683wsg

Mount:Orion Atlas EQ-G + EQDIR

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ85

Guiding camera:Lodestar

Software:Startools 1.3.5

Filter:Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-series Gen II

Resolution: 1581x1168

Dates:June 18, 2015

Frames: 30x200"

Integration: 1.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.10%

Astrometry.net job: 671983

RA center: 201.662 degrees

DEC center: -47.481 degrees

Orientation: -90.097 degrees

Field radius: 1.353 degrees

Description

Omega Centauri or NGC 5139, is a globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus that was first identified as a non-stellar object by Edmond Halley in 1677. Located at a distance of 15,800 light-years, it is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy at a diameter of roughly 150 light-years. It is estimated to contain approximately 10 million stars and a total mass equivalent to 4 million solar masses.

Imaged from South Florida.

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