Highlights from the VST image of Omega Centauri

This montage shows nine small cutouts from the VST image of Omega Centauri. Although each of them only shows about 0.3% of the full image they are still richly detailed and display the exquisite image quality of the telescope and camera. The upper left panel shows the core of Omega Centauri, where stars are at their densest. The cutouts are then taken from regions of decreasing stellar density and those from the outer parts show many faint galaxies far beyond the cluster.

Credit:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: A. Grado/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1119f
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:8 juni 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1119
Grootte:3200 x 2200 px

Over het object

Naam:Omega Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Afstand:17000 lichtjaren
Categorie:Star Clusters

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VLT Survey Telescope
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VLT Survey Telescope
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