The globular cluster Omega Centauri (MAD/VLT)

Mosaic of images covering the central parts of Omega Centauri, the most luminous globular cluster as seen from Earth. The images were taken with CAMCAO in Br-gamma for a total exposure time of 5 minutes (the original pixel scale is 0.028 arcsec). The stars in the 2 arcmin field of view have a FWHM between 0.08 and 0.10 arcsec.

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ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0719b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:30 maart 2007
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0719
Grootte:4016 x 4008 px

Over het object

Naam:Omega Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Afstand:17000 lichtjaren
Categorie:Star Clusters

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