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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Auðkenni:eso0719b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:30. mars 2007
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0719
Stærð:4016 x 4008 px

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Nafn:Omega Centauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Fjarlægð:17000 ljósár
Flokkur:Star Clusters

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Br-gamma
Very Large Telescope
ESO Multi-conjugate Adaptive optics Demonstrator (MAD)