NGC 5139 Omega Centauri


Omega Cluster

Object Data

Object type: Globular Cluster
Size: 150 light years across
Magnitude: 3.6
Constellation: Centaurus
Distance: 17,000 light years
Notes: Omega Centauri is considered the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way.  It is over 11.5 billion years old.

Exposure Data

Date: 6/11/21
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: TEC 140 refractor, 980mm fl at f/7
Camera: FLI  ML6303E with Astrodon LRGB filters
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100 GTOCP3
Exposure time: Lums: 6 x 5min; RGB 3 x 5 min each
Exposure time total: 1.25 hrs
FOV = 94 x 63 arcmin


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