NGC5139 ‘Omega Centauri’

A little different from my normal Deep Space photography with lots of nebulosity, this image is of the largest known Globular Cluster in the Milky Way. Residing about 15,800 light-years away it has several million stars with evidence of a black hole at its center.

Photographed again from my light polluted suburban back yard on 16th may 2014 with a total exposure time of 110 minutes (10 x 2mins, 14 x 5mins & 2 x 10mins).


Modified Canon 550D with an Astronomik Clip in CLS filter, Orion ED80T Carbon Fiber imaging telescope, HEQ5 Pro mount, Orion Field Flattener, Orion 80mm guide scope & Orion Starshoot Autoguider.

Captured with Nebulosity, processed with PixInsight and slight curves adjustments with Aperture3.

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