Small field near centre of Omega Centauri (3.6m)

This photo has been reproduced from one of the best photographic plates of the globular cluster Omega Centauri obtained with the ESO 3.6 m telescope. It shows a field near the centre; the size is approximately square arcsecond. The exposure lasted 6 min 15 sec and was made on blue-sensitive emulsion. North is up and East is to the left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso8904b
Type:Observation
Release date:11 May 1989
Related releases:eso8904
Size:1758 x 1371 px

About the Object

Name:Omega Centauri
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:17000 light years

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