Spring Globulars: Omega Centauri

Here in New Mexico, we’re fortunate to be south enough to view the largest globular cluster, Omega Centauri. It’s far enough south that it’s always low in the sky, and only spends a couple of hours each night situated high enough for some astrophotography. May is the month where these precious hours occur between the end of twilight and midnight. Time to photograph this gem, along with two of the largest globulars in the northern sky for comparison. This composite reproduces these globulars all at the same scale to illustrate just how spectacular Omega Centauri is.

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