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    Default Re: NGC5139 Omega Centauri



    Omega Centauri was one of the first things I "successfully" found using my first poorly aligned goto. I had to slew back and forth a bit in order to figure what I was looking for but I nearly fell over when this massive blob of stars jumped out at me. I've stopped attempting to image it until I can do it justice with a rock solid alignment and longer than 30 second subs.
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    I get to see this beauty on almost any clear night in my area. It was the first globular cluster I ever saw and I always like to look at it a few times during a session out the back with my scope. I saw it beautifully last night from my backyard chair with my binoculars and I can usually see it with the naked eye as well. I live around 100 kms south of Perth, Western Australia and the town used to be small but unfortunately its growing so the light pollution is getting worse. Time to head further south soon I think. When I go to my special dark spot by car I have a great view of the south over water so I see it then with the magellanic clouds. Its all so beautiful, I could just stay out all night if it wasn't getting so cold lately.

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    Default Re: NGC5139 Omega Centauri

    great post - makes me yearn for dark skies

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    Default Re: NGC5139 Omega Centauri

    From my location in rural Auckland I can see it quite often with the naked eye and it is a great sight through the scope, truly large and impressive, but IMHO not as spectacular as 47 Tucanae which appears much more 3-Dimensional. But being much further south I understand that few northerners can see it. It is also visible with the naked eye.
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    Default Re: NGC5139 Omega Centauri

    Hello Friends,

    this is a well aged thread, 2013 has been great for the red wine, and I hjave a couple of bottles in the cave.
    Mind please necroposting, see also the Terms of Service and the Ruls in my signature.
    Thanks for the understanding.
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