Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4945  ·  NGC 4976  ·  NGC 5139  ·  Omega Centauri  ·  The star ξ1Cen  ·  The star ξ2Cen
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NGC 5139  and  NGC 4945 top right., 



    
        

            Mark Sansom
NGC 5139  and  NGC 4945 top right.
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NGC 5139 and NGC 4945 top right.

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NGC 5139  and  NGC 4945 top right., 



    
        

            Mark Sansom
NGC 5139  and  NGC 4945 top right.
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NGC 5139 and NGC 4945 top right.

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 200mm f2.8 L II USM

Imaging cameras: Canon 60Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQm35-Pro EQ35M

Software: Astro Pixel Processor by Aries Astro Pixel Precessor  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. Lightroom  ·  Adobe Astronomy Tools Actions Set


Dates:May 5, 2021

Frames: 30x60" (30')

Integration: 30'

Avg. Moon age: 23.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.97%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4636559

RA center: 13h15m34s

DEC center: -48°2501

Pixel scale: 9.658 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 81.677 degrees

Field radius: 3.524 degrees


Resolution: 2048x1645

Locations: Leon Mow Mow Dark Sky Site, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

The great globular cluster NGC 5139 at a distance of 16 thousand light-years from Earth and galaxy NGC 4945, top right, in the constellation Centaurus at a distance of 12 million light-years.

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