PhotographerPedro de Carvalho Paiva
Location of photoSao Carlos, SP, Brazil
Date/Time of photoJuly 13, 2012, 23:30 UT
EquipmentOrion ED 80mm f/7.5 refractor, Canon 1000D camera, HEQ5 Pro mount. Stack of 20 90-sec exposures.
DescriptionReigning supreme among all globular clusters in our galaxy is Omega Centauri. Easily visible to the naked eye even in suburban skies, it contains several million stars as old as the Galaxy itself.