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.

Källa:

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

Om bilden

ID:eso1119f
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:8 juni 2011 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1119
Storlek:3200 x 2200 px

Om objektet

Namn:Omega Centauri
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Avstånd:17000 ljusår
Kategori:Star Clusters

Bildformat

Originalstorlek
13,1 MB
Stor jpeg
1,8 MB
Skärmstor jpeg
223,5 kB

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