Impressive Omega Centauri

One of the impressive southern targets we’ve been showing guests recently is Omega Centauri, a huge globular cluster of around 10 million stars. Astronomers believe there is a large black hole at the centre suggesting this it may have its origins as a galaxy rather than a globular cluster. Easily visible to the naked eye and comparable in size to a full Moon, it’s great in binoculars and even better through our large telescope. Here’s a picture we took last night while on the mountain with our deep sky imaging rig.

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