The globular cluster Omega Centauri*

The globular cluster Omega Centauri — with as many as ten million stars — is seen in all its splendour in this image captured with the WFI camera from ESO's La Silla Observatory. The image shows only the central part of the cluster — about the size of the full moon on the sky (half a degree). North is up, East is to the left. This colour image is a composite of B, V and I filtered images. Note that because WFI is equipped with a mosaic detector, there are two small gaps in the image which were filled with lower quality data from the Digitized Sky Survey. Can you find them? NGC 5139 is another designation of this cluster.

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ESO

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso0844a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:02 Aralık 2008
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso0844
Boyut:8040 x 7560 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Uzaklık:17000 ışık yılı
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Star Clusters

Görüntü Türleri

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):13 26 47.32
Position (Dec):-47° 28' 46.86"
Field of view:31.88 x 29.99 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.0° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
I
783 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

Notlar: Image includes data from the Digital Sky Survey.