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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5139, Omega Centauri - Inst: 15 inch Obsession f4,5



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Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Mar 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15°N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 131, 244,  342x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Cen
Data: mag 3,7v  size 36'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
At 131x magnification Omega Centauri presents a magnificent view. It is difficult 
to say how far it extends from its center but, at 244x the cluster does fill 
the whole FOV of the eyepiece with hundreds of stars. The dense center looks 
like innumerable little gemstones on a ball of silvery satin. Just N of the 
center seems to be a “hole” with fewer stars extending about 2x3’.The cluster 
is very dense but not as concentrated as M3.
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