Omega Centauri with the NTT

Four views of Omega Centauri, the largest and most luminous globular cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy. The images, obtained in 1994, come courtesy of ESO's 3.6-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The images demonstrate the improvement in spatial resolution (number given in brackets) reached with the active mirror technology of the NTT.



About the Image

Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:6024 x 6081 px

About the Object

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

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

OpticalESO 3.6-metre telescope
OpticalESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope
OpticalNew Technology Telescope


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