|2014 Winter Star Party, Florida Keys.
Omega Centauri (ω Cen) or NGC 5139, is a globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus that was discovered by Edmond Halley in 1677. Located
at a distance of 15,800 light-years, it is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy. Omega Centauri is so distinctive from the other galactic
globular clusters that it is thought to have an alternate origin as the core remnant of a disrupted dwarf galaxy.
|The Great Globular Cluster NGC 5139. "OMEGA CENTAURI". by Jimmy Mack.
|This picture was taken at the 2014 Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys. The Camera used is a Canon EOS T3i digital SLR. Modified by Gary Honis.
The Lens is a Astro-Tech AT111EDT f/7 triplet apochromatic refractor with a 0.8x focal reducer/field flattener. The image was exposed a total of 40
minutes. Tracking with a guided German equatorial mount.