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

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Omega Centauri - NGC 5139, 



    
        

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Omega Centauri - NGC 5139

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 200/800 carbon Newton astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D(a)

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO belt modified

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 53 mm mini (for guiding)

Guiding cameras: Mgen guide camera

Focal reducers: Skywatcher F4 coma corrector

Software: Auriga Imaging RegiStar 1.0.9  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Nebulosity 3.3.3

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen autoguider


Dates:May 16, 2018

Frames: 19x300" (1h 35')

Integration: 1h 35'

Avg. Moon age: 1.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.41%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2779676

RA center: 13h26m42s

DEC center: -47°2844

Pixel scale: 2.272 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 158.440 degrees

Field radius: 0.905 degrees


Resolution: 2387x1591

Locations: Farm Isabis, Isabis Farm, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller

Description

Omega Centauri is a mandatory object from southern hemisphere. An incredibly bright and huge globular cluster. Many times it is mentioned as the biggest globular cluster of Milky Way, while some evidence refer to that it is a remnant of a dwarf galaxy consumed by Milky Way. for example it's shape is not even globular, it is like an egg and an intermediate mass black hole has been found in its center.

Unfortunately it is one of the last unprocessed images from last year Namibian tour, but if everything goes well, soon there will be more :-)

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Omega Centauri - NGC 5139, 



    
        

            Péter Feltóti