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Telescope: Astro-Physics 160EDF Designation:Omega Centauri (? Cen or NGC 5139) is a globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus that was first identified as a non-stellar object by Edmond Halley in 1677. Located at a distance of 15,800 light-years (4,850 pc), it is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way at a diameter of roughly 150 light-years. It is estimated to contain approximately 10 million stars and a total mass equivalent to 4 million solar masses. Omega Centauri is so distinctive from the other galactic globular clusters that it is thought to have an alternate origin as the core remnant of a disrupted dwarf galaxy.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Centaurus
Camera: SBIG STX 16803 with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Globular Cluster
Exposure Data: RGB 120 minutes each. Position: R.A. 13 hr 27 min , Dec -47 29
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: January 2017
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory