NGC 5139  -  Omega Centauri

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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.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-28 + 2014-03-01
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with f/8.3 CCD field flattener
Camera: FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 27x2m / R 8x2m / G 8x2m / B 8x2m
Exposure time total: 1h42m
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis