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Omega Centauri ia a 12 billion year old globular cluster. Orbiting the Milky Way, it is both the brightest and the largest known globular cluster in our skies and can only be seen from the southern hemisphere. This image was taken on a trip to Chile. Omega Centauri appears about as large as the full Moon.

Image Data : Total exp.= 52 mins .
L:R:G:B: = 26: 10: 7: 9: min.
Location: Space Atacama Lodge, Chile
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/4.9,Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon filters
Software used: MaxIm DL, Registar, Photoshop CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra

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