NGC 5139 – Omega Centauri

Omega Centauri lies 15,800 light-years distance and spans 36 arc minutes of apparent sky, larger than the apparent diameter of the full Moon. It’s estimated to contain 10 Million stars and with a spatial diameter of 170 light-years is also the Milky Way’s largest globular. It has been speculated that Omega Centauri may be the core of a dwarf galaxy that was disrupted and absorbed by the Milky Way. Kapteyn’s Star, located only 13 light-years distant, is thought to originate from Omega Centauri.

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Filtros Antlia 3nm RGB
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10 x 300 seg B
Bragança Pta – SP

Autore: Carlos César