Omega Centauri
Omega Centuari, or NGC 5139 is the brightest known globular cluster. To the naked eye, it appears as a "fuzzy star".

It lies near the plane of the Milky Way galaxy, about half way in from the Sun toward the center. More than 100 globular clusters are associated with the Milky Way. Typically, the are comprised of very old stars.

July 6, 2002, 10:30 pm
Onizuka Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Takahashi FSQ-106, f/5
Clear filter
Exposure 30 seconds.