VST image of the giant globular cluster Omega Centauri*

This VST image may be the best portrait of the globular star cluster Omega Centauri ever made. Omega Centauri, in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), is the largest globular cluster in the sky, but the very wide field of view of VST and its powerful camera OmegaCAM can encompass even the faint outer regions of this spectacular object. This view includes about 300 000 stars. The data were processed using the VST-Tube system developed by A. Grado and collaborators at the INAF-Capodimonte Observatory.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

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Auðkenni:eso1119b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jún 8, 2011, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1119
Stærð:14540 x 14540 px

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Nafn:NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Fjarlægð:17000 ljósár
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):13 26 47.27
Position (Dec):-47° 28' 46.34"
Field of view:50.88 x 50.88 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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770 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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