Omega Globular Cluster

a165d0ee324d8b34db71360a7e65df9a.1824x0_q100_watermarkOmega Centauri (ω Cen) or NGC 5139, is a globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus that was discovered by Edmond Halley in 1677. Located at a distance of 15,800 light-years (4,850 pc), it is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy. Omega Centauri is so distinctive from the other galactic globular clusters that it is thought to have an alternate origin as the core remnant of a disrupted dwarf galaxy.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Intes Micro MN84
Imaging cameras: QSI 583 wsg
Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Filters: Astrodon RGB filter set
Dates: May 14, 2011
Frames: 36×300″
Integration: 3.0 hours

Author: Dean Salman

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