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Observation by Loyd Overcash: NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri

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Paul Downing, FRAS


Loyd Overcash


2021 Apr 09 - 16:00


2021 Apr 17 - 10:00


Omega Centauri (NGC5139)

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Field centre

RA: 13h27m
Dec: -47°30'
Position angle: +96°20'

Field size

2°21' × 1°33'

  • 11" Celestron HyperStar at f2
  • ZWO-2600mc pro camera

40 minutes taken in 20 second subs


Fort Davis, Texas, USA

Target name

NGC 5139


NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri

About this image

Omega Centauri is an amazing sight in any small telescope, but sadly it is not visible from UK latitudes.  From our Spanish observatory at 37 degrees north it pops above the horizon for a short while, but from Fort Davis, Texas at 30.5 degrees north there is just that bit more space to allow a decent image to be captured.  Loyd has managed to capture this nice image of the globular cluster and I'm not sure we've ever featured it as PotW.

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