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.



About the Image

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
Distance:17000 light years
Category:Star Clusters

Image Formats

Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Colours & filters

OpticalESO 3.6-metre telescope

Exposure time: 375s


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