Omega Centauri
 
Notifications
Clear all

Omega Centauri


Terri Zittritsch
(@terri)
Member - Treasurer Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 75
Topic starter  

Here is something I've always wanted to image, but the only place I've seen it is in the Fla Keys and there it's been too low for me to image well.   This one is from a 27" scope in Chili, part of the Telescope Live network.   It's one of the biggest globular clusters.   It was first found to be a non-stellar object by Edmond Halley in 1677 and is 17k light years from us.    It contains approximately 10m stars and an equivalent 4m solar masses.     The diameter is around 150 light years.   While not proven, Omega Centauri is thought to be a failed dwarf galaxy and there are some indications that there may be a black hole at it's center.


Quote
Ron Anstey
(@ron-anstey)
Active Member
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 5
 

Just lovely processing.  The colors are vivid and sharp.  I will try to post one I did with the Slooh scope.


ReplyQuote
Terri Zittritsch
(@terri)
Member - Treasurer Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 75
Topic starter  

@ron-anstey Thank you Ron, appreciate the comments.


ReplyQuote
Share:
Share on...