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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 5139, omega Cen
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Omega Centauri, 



    
        

            Bruce Rohrlach
Omega Centauri
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Omega Centauri

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200P 200mm/f5 NEQPro6

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQPRO6 Synscan GOTO

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC  ·  DeepSky Stacker (DSS) Deepsky stacker 3.3.4


Dates:Jan. 3, 2019

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.20%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2636802

RA center: 13h 26' 50"

DEC center: -47° 28' 51"

Pixel scale: 1.528 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 54.250 degrees

Field radius: 0.563 degrees


Resolution: 26733x20082

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