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Omega Centauri with a big 16" canon

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#1 kfir Simon

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

I couldn't resist pointing the telescope to this amazing cluster.
The size DOES matter... :grin:

Cheers,

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http://www.pbase.com...image/149629838

#2 Leonardo70

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

Wow.... What great shot...congrats.

All the best,
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#3 Mark72

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

Mind boggling!

Was M20 also imaged with it?

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#4 rigel123

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Wow! When I was in St Kitts last year I was able to see this from my balcony with my binoculars, it is amazing! And this image is spectacular!

#5 vpcirc

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

That's beautiful

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

that is stunning ! and even more so considering the 40 min total exposure time

#7 DavidC

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

Wow, that's an amazing image of Omega Centrauri! We are lucky enough to see this amazing globular for two months from one of our higher altitude, dark sky sites B-4 the monsoons hit us in the summer. Thank you for sharing. David

#8 Mike Clemens

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

I see you got some stars there...

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:49 PM

Breathtaking....

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#10 Tyler Allred

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

Awesome! I wonder what it would be like to live on a planet somewhere near the middle of that cluster.

#11 BlueGrass

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:14 PM

LOL .. well, they'd not have CloudyNights ... it would be more like CloudyEndLessDays ... :grin:

Beautiful image, Kfir ...

#12 Jim Thommes

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

Beautiful image Kfir.

#13 David Pavlich

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

That's an amazing image, Kfir!

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#14 Nicola

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

I couldn't resist pointing the telescope to this amazing cluster.
The size DOES matter... :grin:

Cheers,

Kfir

http://www.pbase.com...image/149629838


MAMMA MIA! :bow:

#15 mcarroll

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

Wow, amazing image!

#16 DNTash

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

Wow. What a wonderful image -- you're somehow drawn to the light and covered by stars. Nice. :applause:

#17 Bill Snyder

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

Great image Kfir! Especially in less than an hour.
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#18 Man in a Tub

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

Beautiful, just beautiful.

#19 Joe F Gafford

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

:bow: Beautiful image Kfir! I wished my 18" could do that! Well, I need more south anyway for that object.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:29 AM

Awesome! I wonder what it would be like to live on a planet somewhere near the middle of that cluster.


It's an awesome picture & the answer to your question is here:

http://www.iac.es/ga...98/xplaneta.htm

http://www.cloudynig...4653409/Main...






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