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The Globular Cluster Omega Centauri(MAD/VLT)

Mosaic of images covering the central parts of Omega Centauri, the most luminous globular cluster as seen from Earth. The images were taken with CAMCAO in Br-gamma for a total exposure time of 5 minutes (the original pixel scale is 0.028 arcsec). The stars in the 2 arcmin field of view have a FWHM between 0.08 and 0.10 arcsec.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0719b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 March 2007
Related releases:eso0719
Size:4016 x 4008 px

About the Object

Name:Omega Centauri
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:17000 light years

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Very Large Telescope
MAD

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