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Contains:  omega Cen, NGC 5139, NGC 5128, NGC 4945, The star ζCen, The star ιCen, The star ξ2Cen, The star ξ1Cen, Part of the constellation Centaurus (Cen)
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Centaurus A and Omega Centauri, 


Centaurus A and Omega Centauri

Centaurus A and Omega Centauri

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Samyang 85mm f/1.4

Imaging camera:Nikon D7100

Guiding telescope or lens:Celestron Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI120MC

Resolution: 3000x4598

Dates:Jan. 22, 2018

Frames: 16x360" ISO800

Integration: 1.6 hours

Darks: ~15

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 4.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.56%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00 job: 1914342

RA center: 199.898 degrees

DEC center: -42.280 degrees

Pixel scale: 11.529 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 12.105 degrees

Field radius: 8.792 degrees


Centaurus A and Omega Centauri lost in a sea of stars. There are a lot NGC objects visible. Easy visible in the lower right is the barred spiral galaxy NGC 4945. Also visible in full resolution are NGC 5082 and 5012.

Shot during my holidays on La Palma. There are also dedicated versions of Centaurus A and Omega Centauri, you can find them here:

Centaurus A
Omega Centauri




License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Centaurus A and Omega Centauri,