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Omega Centauri ( NGC 5139)
07-JUL-2007

Omega Centauri ( NGC 5139)

Hakos/Namibia

This is the biggest and brightest globular cluster in our skies. It is an easy naked eye object, visible as a fuzzy 'star' in the constellation Centaurus.
Recent investigations are pointing to the existence of a medium size black hole in the center, supporting the theory that the star cluster is actually the remaining core of a dwarf galaxy, whose outer shell has been wripped off by tidal forces from our Milky way.

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Vixen R200SSDG(8"/F4)+ Televue Paracorr. RGB: 12x300sec. Stacking,averaging, enhancing in AstroArt, PixInsight and Photoshop CS2 full exif

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Sakib 02-Feb-2009 18:01
Oh Wow! This is one of the best pics of Omega Centauri! The colours are just perfect, the only flaw is the lack of focal length although its refreshing to see a slightly wider view. Keep it up!