Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5139  ·  NGC5139  ·  omega Cen
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Omega Centauri - NGC 5139, 


            Niall MacNeill
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Omega Centauri - NGC 5139

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 11" EDGE HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Focal reducers: Starizona Hyperstar C11 Hyperstar for C11

Software: Autostakkert! 2 Autostackert! 2  ·  Adobe Photoship CC  ·  Registax 6  ·  Firecapture 2.5

Dates:Feb. 10, 2019

Frames: 50x20"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.31%

Astrometry.net job: 2527794

RA center: 13h 26' 47"

DEC center: -47° 28' 35"

Pixel scale: 3.592 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 116.779 degrees

Field radius: 1.141 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1379

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard


I captured Omega Centauri, the finest globular cluster in the night sky, using my C11 at f/2 with the Hyperstar. The wide field of view really allows one to capture the majesty of this cluster.


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Omega Centauri - NGC 5139, 


            Niall MacNeill