omega centauri | Kenn Hopkins

Photographer
Kenn Hopkins
Email
kennh@cox.net
Location of photo
San Diego
Date/Time of photo
04/08/2008
Equipment
William Optics Megrez II ED 80mm mounted on a C-11 using a Canon 20D camera. One 5 minute exposure.
Description
The largest globular star cluster in our galaxy, Omega Centauri (aka NGC 5139). Omega Cen itself is about 15,000 light-years away and 150 light-years in diameter - the largest of 150 or so known globular star clusters that roam the halo of our galaxy. info taken from http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070419.html