Omega Centauri

Omega Centauri, also known as NGC 5139, is a huge globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus, visible mainly in the Southern Hemisphere and estimated to contain about ten million stars in a diameter of only about 170 light years.

It’s apparent diameter is larger than the Moon. It is approximately 16,000 light years distant and orbits our Milky Way Galaxy.

This image was taken from my front driveway in suburban SW Sydney and consists of 3 x 30 sec, 2000mm, f10, ISO6400 stacked images.

All images © R.Powell


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