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.



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  • Juan Reply

    Thank you for sharing a great photo. Could you please include Camera model and settings (ISO, aperture and shooting speed)? Many thanks, and all the best for future observations!


    May 16, 2012 at 1:31 am
  • Tunç Tezel Reply

    Thanks. I used a Hutech modified Canon EOS 5D Mk.1 camera at ISO 1600 and a Canon 200 mm f/1.8 lens piggybacked on a Meade 8″ LX10 SCT. The exposure was for 20 seconds.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

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