The globular cluster Omega Centauri*

The globular cluster Omega Centauri — with as many as ten million stars — is seen in all its splendour in this image captured with the WFI camera from ESO's La Silla Observatory. The image shows only the central part of the cluster — about the size of the full moon on the sky (half a degree). North is up, East is to the left. This colour image is a composite of B, V and I filtered images. Note that because WFI is equipped with a mosaic detector, there are two small gaps in the image which were filled with lower quality data from the Digitized Sky Survey. Can you find them? NGC 5139 is another designation of this cluster.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0844a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:02 Dhjetor 2008
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0844
Përmasat:8040 x 7560 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distanca:17000 vite dritë
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):13 26 47.32
Position (Dec):-47° 28' 46.86"
Field of view:31.88 x 29.99 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Infra të kuqe
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
I
783 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

Shënime: Image includes data from the Digital Sky Survey.