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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri

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Omega Centauri appears to be a globular cluster located in the skies of the southern hemisphere. It can be barely visible rising just above the horizon from southern locations in the northern hemisphere. This image was imaged from a remote scope located in Australia where rises high in the night sky. It is one of the biggest and brightest of the globulars associated with the Milky Way galaxy. It is thought however, that it might not be an actual globular cluster, its characteristics resemble a disrupted core of a dwarf galaxy that was disrupted by the Milky Way.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Centaurus
  • Right Ascension: 13h 26m 47.28s
  • Declination: −47° 28′ 46.1″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 15,800
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