NGC 5139  -  Omega Centauri  -  Wide field

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Object data of NGC5139

Object type: Globular star cluster (VIII)
Size: 36'
Magnitude: 3.7 mag
Constellation: Cen
Distance: 16,000 Ly
Notes: Omega Centauri or NGC 5139, is a globular star cluster in the constellation of Centaurus. Located at a distance of 16,000 light-years, it is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy.

The galaxy NGC 4945 is also visible in the above image.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-01
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 39x2min
Exposure time total: 1h18min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl