Omega Centauri

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a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus

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That this is indeed the case for Omega Centauri was demonstrated from observations by C.
lt;div class="caption">Colorful Stars Galore Inside Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster.
John Herschel was a meticulous observer and skilled draughtsman and using the 20-foot telescope made several observations of Omega Centauri during his time at the Cape between 1834 and 1837.
Unlike other star clusters, whose members all have similar age and chemical makeup, Omega Centauri displays a wide range of age and chemistry, from the ancient (12 billion years) to the relatively recent.
5[degrees] due north from the spectacular, 4th-magnitude globular cluster Omega Centauri.
Looking at the heart of Omega Centauri, a globular cluster in the Milky Way, they have calculated how the stars there will move over the next 10,000 years.
The central region of the globular cluster Omega Centauri (pictured here) occupies a region of the Milky Way some 17,000 light-years from Earth and houses nearly a million stars.
But the best globular in the entire sky for ordinary binos is Omega Centauri.
Munich, Dec 3 (ANI): New observations of the celestial giant Omega Centauri, have suggested that there is a medium sized black hole sitting at its centre, which has made astronomers suggest that the galaxy might be an impostor.
The false-color photograph is a computer-enhanced image of stars near the center of the bright globular cluster Omega Centauri (inset).
The grand, far-southern globular Omega Centauri is a better-known likely example of this type of non-globular origin.
Incredible showpieces such as the Eta Carina Nebula, Omega Centauri, the Coal Sack, 47 Tucanae, and countless other objects that are hidden below the horizon back home, are in full view from Chile.
We chuckled when we read Fred Schaafs comment about observing Omega Centauri from latitude 41[degrees] north ("A Star by Any Other Name," June issue, page 40).
Next month I'll discuss two other celestial objects with Halley connections--the far-south star Beta Carinae and not-so-far-south globular cluster Omega Centauri.
Maybe we can't see the Magellanic Clouds, but we are able to see Canopus, Omega Centauri, and the Southern Cross.