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Omega Centauri

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Mount Uludag - 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, an active galaxy called Centaurus A (NGC 5128) with a prominent dark dust band, is visible about 4 degrees north of the cluster near the image's top. Tunc Tezel.

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