Omega Centauri

By: Tunc Tezel


Region: Middle East

Site: Keles - Turkey

Date: 2012 March 21

In a single-exposure telephoto image, Omega Centauri, a globular cluster of several million stars and the largest of its own in our galaxy soars above a dark forest in Turkey. At the 40-degree north the cluster rises only a bit above the southern horizon. The other observing gem of Centaurus constellation, the active galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is visible with a prominent dark dust band near the image's top, about 4 degrees north Omega Cen. Tunc Tezel.

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