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Contains:  omega Cen, NGC 5139
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Omega Centauri, 





    
        

            Bruce Rohrlach
Omega Centauri

Omega Centauri

Technical card

Resolution: 2119x1594

Dates:Jan. 3, 2019

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.20%

Astrometry.net job: 2636802

RA center: 201.709 degrees

DEC center: -47.481 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.528 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 54.250 degrees

Field radius: 0.563 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) - A giant globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus, at around 15,800 light years distance, the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy. With a diameter of around 150 light years it is estimated to contain around 10 million stars. Omega Centauri was first identified by Edmond Halley in 1677.

One theory is that it is the core remnant of a disturbed dwarf galaxy.

It appears almost as large as the full moon from a dark site.

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Omega Centauri, 





    
        

            Bruce Rohrlach