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Omega Centauri

Omega Centauri

Date: September 9, 2010
Location: Parque Nacional La Campana, Chile
Constellation: Centaurus
Optics: Williams Optic 66 on Meade LXD55 mount
Camera: Canon EOS 20Da modified
Exposure: 10 light frames of 60 seconds, ISO 800
Processing: Light frames calibrated with dark frames in ImagesPlus. Light frames combined using MinMax Excluded. Color balanced, and cropped using Photoshop.

Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) is the most brightest globular cluster in the sky. It is one of the few globular clusters visible to the naked eye and appears about as large as the full Moon.