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773151022_Image2020-04-15at23.12(2).thumb.jpeg.f70fdb4112fb6ca8f6ab9ee5c28088e5.jpegOmega Centauri 

My first image here in the lounge! This April was a great month for Astrophotography. My main challenge is moisture in the sky (90% humidity) and of course as I image from a bottle 8 zone, light pollution. At 11 pm everything is most often soaking wet and I normally call it a night.  But the weather in April was better and I managed to get a couple of hours of good data every other night. 

Here is a higher resolution image: https://voelcker.com/omega-centauri

My "export to jpg" process definitely needs improvement!

 

Details:

Acquisition: 130mm Apo @ f/4.5, ASI1600 mm pro, unity gain, Astrodon RGB, SGP and PHD2

Processing: Astropixelprocessor, Pixinsight, Photoshop

 

Clear skies,

Ecki

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Ecki welcome to SGL. What a fantastic start - lovely image of the huge Glob Cluster.

I have only see Omega Centauri once from California - not visible in the UK so its great to see this photo - thanks

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Excellent image, good star colours and definition right to the core.

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Oh wow... can´t see that one from where I live. Thanks for showing it to me in such a beautiful way!

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Thank you all for the nice comments and "likes".

This was imaged while we were on strict Covid19 lockdown. It certainly helped with this image. No airplanes, nearly no evening traffic and the quietness was almost surreal.  

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Fabulous!  It is a superb object that I have observed several times and it is utterly breathtaking.  It is such a pity that this is so far south we do not get to see it from Europe.

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