'Omega Centauri'

Date: 18th Jun 2015

Omega Centauri

[Public Domain] 18 Jun 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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Imagine we had two suns. You’d have longer, maybe multiple overlapping days. Shorter nights. You’d have to buy twice as much sun screen, and endure warmer weather and seasonal cycles. Synchronised sunsets would be pretty I’m sure, and overlapping reflections on the moon. Now imagine you had TEN MILLION SUNS. That’s what life must be like for Omegans. A hypothetical race of beings that I just invented who live in Omega Centauri, if it were possible.

If this were a video instead of a picture, you’d see all these suns swirling around an unseen mass in the middle. The suns in the middle would be swirling around super fast and the more distant ones would be going around very slowly. In the middle of all this hubbub is medium sized black hole, maybe. Science hasn’t put it’s foot down on that one just yet.

This massive cluster is actually as big as the full moon, and visible with the naked eye if you live far away from light polluted civilisation.

10 x 120s / c9.25″ / f2 Hyperstar

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