OMEGA CENTAURI

OMEGA-AGORA-VAIMENOR-3383dad

FERNANDO OLIVEIRA DE MENEZES

SAO PAULO

EQUIPMENT:

Esprit 150mm triplet
Qhy 16200
35 x 300 sec LRGB

A globular cluster unlike any other, globular cluster more observed, presents in average 10x more massive than the other globular agglomerates.

Located in the constellation Centaurus, and can be seen with the naked eye in the southern hemisphere, in places of low light pollution.

It is so mysterious, that recent research based on observations using the NASA Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini Observatory, indicated that there is a black hole at its center. This suggests that the Omega Centauri may actually be a dwarf galaxy that has been stripped of its outer stars and not of a globular cluster.

2018-05-18T00:00:00

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