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.


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

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Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 08 Giugno 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1119
Grandezza:3200 x 2200 px

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Nome:Omega Centauri
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distanza:17000 Anni luce
Categoria:Star Clusters

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