April 11, 2012: Omega Centauri against the Light-polluted Sky

 I couldn’t believe that I saw Omega Centauri, a globular cluster which is about 13 billion years old, using binoculars in a light polluted sky!

Omega Centauri in constellation Centaurus. Below Centaurus is Crux,one of the famous southern constellations.

I am also amazed that I can discern the globular cluster in a single image with 20 seconds exposure. WOW!

This is one of the reasons why, instead of hating the summer heat, I am actually loving it because of the transparency of the sky!

Happy Summer and Clear Skies!

~ by Stella's Gaze on April 13, 2012.

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