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.

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:eso1119b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:8. juni 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1119
Størrelse:14540 x 14540 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Avstand:17000 lysår
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Star Clusters

Mounted Image

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Koordinater

Position (RA):13 26 47.27
Position (Dec):-47° 28' 46.34"
Field of view:50.88 x 50.88 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen

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

 

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