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Omega Centauri Facts

Omega Centauri Facts Globular Cluster in Centaurus

Omega Centauri is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 15,800 ly light years away in the constellation of Centaurus.

It is also referred to as NGC(5139) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Globular Cluster's location is 13h 26m 47.28 (R.A.) and -47d 28` 46.1 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 4.00 Magnitude . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Fact File

NameOmega Centauri
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id5139
Right Ascension13h 26m 47.28
Declination-47d 28` 46.1
Distance (Lt.Yr)15,800 ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude4.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes

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