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Omega Centauri

(NGC 5139)
(large globular cluster)

Omega Centauri (aka NGC 5139) is the largest Globular Cluster (GC) in the Milky Way. It has a Bayer Designation because before modern telescopes, it looked like a star. It is visible without a telescope.


(globular cluster)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Centauri
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~04.80kpc15.8klyOmega Centauri

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