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Contains:  NGC 5139, omega Cen
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king of the globular clusters, 


            Andrew Lockwood
king of the globular clusters
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king of the globular clusters

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:ASA 16N

Imaging camera:QSI 683wsg-8

Mount:ASA Astrosysteme ASA DDM85

Guiding telescope or lens:ASA 16N

Focal reducer:ASA Astrosysteme ASA 3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0,95x


Filters:Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nmAstrodon 31mm RedAstrodon 31mm Blue

Dates:May 25, 2019

Frames: 180x60"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.16%

Basic astrometry details job: 2711016

RA center: 13h 26' 41"

DEC center: -47° 28' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.380 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.784 degrees

Field radius: 0.426 degrees

Resolution: 6408x4914

Locations: home, perth, western australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Bright objects like this are easier to image from suburbia, with short exposures placing less demands on the mount.
Omega Centaurus is the brightest and largest globular cluster in our skies, 15,800 light years away and packing 10 milion stars into a ball 150 light years across. This is a test image of three hours, after cleaning the observatory optics, and repairing the shutter mechanism on the dome.



Andrew Lockwood
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king of the globular clusters, 


            Andrew Lockwood

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