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Old 03-04-2012, 06:32 AM
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The atmosphere appears to be finally drying out. Viewing from near home, in Randwick, on the 24th of March, DSO's were noticably easier to see and make out detail in. The clearest for a very long time.

Thought I'd tackle a Monster too. This one's been taunting me for some time. Teasing through the mushy viewing during the last year. It's "Eye" staring back in defiance.

Here is my shot at Omega Centauri using my 17.5". So mind numbingly complex in structure. Its core shows it's "eye" looking back, which is washed out in long exposure photos. This is Omega's most outstanding signature feature.

Object: Omega Centauri, NGC 5139
Scope: 17.5" push-pull dob
Gear: 16mm Unitron Konig, 125X
Date: 24th March 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Media: Pastels, charcoal and white ink on A4 size black paper.
Time: 2.5hrs
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