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The globular cluster NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri

Short Object description:

One of the first test recordings with the new CDK 12.5" PlaneWave Astrographs. With the larger opening we have here a slightly deeper recording of Omega Centauri than with the Onjala APQ in May 2013. The weak stars outside the globular cluster extend to the edge of the image field and even go over it out. For further information, please refer to the recording with the APQ.

Seeing at recording time was around 2.8'' (FWHM).

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