King of Globulars | Pedro de Carvalho Paiva

Photographer
Pedro de Carvalho Paiva
Email
pekapa@limao.com.br
Location of photo
Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
Date/Time of photo
July 13, 2012, 23:30 UT
Equipment
Orion ED 80mm f/7.5 refractor, Canon 1000D camera, HEQ5 Pro mount. Stack of 20 90-sec exposures.
Description
Reigning 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.