Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5139  ·  Omega Centauri
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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full res crop), 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full res crop)
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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full res crop)

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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full res crop), 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full res crop)
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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full res crop)

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 20, 2012
Frames:
24×120(48′)
Integration:
48′
Avg. Moon age:
28.13 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.21%

RA center: 13h26m48s.0

DEC center: -47°2851

Pixel scale: 1.215 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.470 degrees

Field radius: 0.239 degrees

Resolution: 1000x1000

File size: 670.6 KB

Locations: Winter Star Party, Scout Key, Florida, United States

Description

This is the very first light for a brand new astrograph! The image has been taken during the last Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys. The telescope used is the new Officina StellareRiLA 400 (16") f3.8 on Software Bisque Paramount ME. It is an unguided sum of 24x120" shots LRGB with a FLI ML11002 camera and Astrodon filterset. The luminance is the results of the sum of all the channels. Despite the low latitude of the Keys, the object was still very low thus blu frames where still bloated and there where some scattering and differential diffraction due the atmosphere. Anyway, this is the result presenting the core in a full res crop.

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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full res crop), 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli