Omega Centauri

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Related to NGC 5139: Omega Centauri, NGC 5128
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Noun1.Omega Centauri - a global cluster in the constellation CentaurusOmega Centauri - a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus
Centaurus, Centaur - a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
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The massive globular cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) filled the eyepiece with millions of stars, drawing shouts from one happy guest that had us all in fits of laughter.
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) - This is the largest and brightest globular cluster in the sky.
Also known as NGC 5139, this mass of some 10 million ancient suns is big (36' across) and bright (magnitude 3.9).
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) hugs our horizon in May and can be seen as a very pale, very large, unresolved circular glow.