Highlights from the VST image of Omega Centauri

This montage shows nine small cutouts from the VST image of Omega Centauri. Although each of them only shows about 0.3% of the full image they are still richly detailed and display the exquisite image quality of the telescope and camera. The upper left panel shows the core of Omega Centauri, where stars are at their densest. The cutouts are then taken from regions of decreasing stellar density and those from the outer parts show many faint galaxies far beyond the cluster.

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ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: A. Grado/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

Om billedet

Id:eso1119f
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:8. juni 2011 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1119
Størrelse:3200 x 2200 px

Om objektet

Navn:Omega Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Afstand:17000 lysår
Kategori:Star Clusters

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