Caldwell 80 (North Up, East Left)
Caldwell 80, also known as NGC 5139 and “Omega Centauri” , is a globular cluster with more than 1 billion stars in the constellation of Centaurus. It's diameter is ~230 light-years and it lies at a distance of ~16,000 light-years.  This image comprises 10 x Luminance (45 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (60, 52 and 47 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 13 degrees on 27 January 2017.  The field of view is 29’ x 19’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
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