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Omega Centauri from Monday at Auckland


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Wow! that is one BIG globular, beautifully resolved and lots of depth and colour. You southerners are so lucky! I wish I could see the beast, it's just a measly 1° below the horizon from my place!

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Many thanks for kind comments folks!

I was really pleased to be able to have a go at the two big globs (47 Tucanae & Omega Centauri) on my last evening in NZ which happened to be beautifully clear. The sheer size and brightness of it makes it a fairly straightforward object to image, and I was lucky enough to be able to use my brother-in-laws scope with my own reducer. He lives on a rural hilltop location about 50k's south of Auckland and is showing signs of becoming intrested in imaging when he retires....


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How I would love to eyeball that beautiful Globular Cluster.

You captured it superbly well Mark, that's a terrific sight.

Hard to Imagine what the sky must be like from a planet orbiting one of those stars. Be little optical astronomy done I bet.


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