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Daily cosmobite: a famous cluster

Hubble Space Telescope image of the central parts of Omega CentauriThe constellation of Centaurus the Centaur contains the two pointer stars to the Southern Cross as well as Omega Centauri, a famous cluster of a million or so stars. From a dark sky the cluster is easily visible to the naked eye, while through binoculars it looks like a fuzzy blob.

Hubble Space Telescope image of the central parts of Omega Centauri. Photo courtesy NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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