omega centauri | Kenn Hopkins

Kenn Hopkins
Location of photo
San Diego
Date/Time of photo
William Optics Megrez II ED 80mm mounted on a C-11 using a Canon 20D camera. One 5 minute exposure.
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
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