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Omega Centauri – NGC 5139

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Omega Centauri is a globular cluster located in the direction of Centaurus constellation. Hosting about 10 million stars within a region about 150 light years in diameter, it is the brightest, largest, and most massive globular star cluster in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The cluster lies at a distance of 15,800 light years from Earth. It has the designation NGC 5139 in the New General Catalogue.
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The Southern Cross

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The Southern Cross is one of the best known asterisms in the night sky, and the most familiar star pattern in the southern hemisphere.

Composed of five stars forming the shape of a cross, it is the most distinctive feature of the constellation Crux, the smallest constellation in the sky. The Southern Cross is notable for containing two bright stars, Acrux and Gacrux, which point the way to the Southern Celestial Pole.
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