Mounted image 133: The globular cluster Omega Centauri

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 the VLT Survey Telescope and its powerful camera OmegaCAM can encompass even the faint outer regions of this spectacular object. This view includes about 300 000 stars, and may be the best portrait of the cluster ever made.



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

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Release date:20 April 2012, 13:56
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 60 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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