Omega Centauri in 4k Resolution

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'Omega Centauri in 4k Resolution'

Omega Centauri in 4k Resolution

[Public Domain] 21 Apr 2020 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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Globular Clusters like this, the biggest one in the Milky Way, hang around galaxies in nice spheres and WE DON’T REALLY KNOW HOW. Are they failed galaxies? Do they have a black hole? How do they even? I’ve shot Omega Centauri here in true colour and provided the image in greater than 4k resolution so you can zoom in and try and work it out for yourself. You’ll see mostly old stars (orange), but young ones (blue) also and if you look close enough you may even find a few distant galaxies photobombing this image.

Taken with the Celestron RASA 11″ and QHY247C One Shot Colour camera, 61 x 15 seconds for only 15 minutes total integration. A quick and easy target for most astrophotographers in the Southern Hemisphere but maddeningly difficult to capture and process well.

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