Globular cluster Centauri observed with the ESO NTT

Globular cluster Centauri observed with the ESO NTT. This is one of the first astronomical images obtained with the ESO New Technology Telescope, during the night of "first light'' (March 22 - 23, 1989). The CCD image was immediately transfered via a satellite link to the ESO Headquarters in Garching.

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About the Image

Id:eso8903b
Type:Observation
Release date:19 May 1988
Related releases:eso8803
Size:1749 x 1878 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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Optical New Technology Telescope

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