Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5139  ·  omega Cen
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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full frame rescaled), 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full frame rescaled)
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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full frame rescaled)

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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full frame rescaled), 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli
NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full frame rescaled)
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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full frame rescaled)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Officina Stellare RiLA 400

Imaging cameras: FLI Microline 11002M

Mounts: Paramount ME

Software: ESA/ESO/NASA NASA Fits Liberator  ·  photoshop  ·  Maxim DL

Filters: Astrodon E-series 2 LRGB


Dates:Feb. 20, 2012

Frames: 24x120" (48')

Integration: 48'

Avg. Moon age: 28.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.21%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 88966

RA center: 13h 26' 47"

DEC center: -47° 28' 51"

Pixel scale: 2.367 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.235 degrees

Field radius: 0.745 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1200

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 Stellare RiLA 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 rescaled full frame.

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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri (full frame rescaled), 



    
        

            Giovanni Paglioli