When I first built my cabin on Spruce Mountain just South of Prescott, I was scanning the Southern horizon one evening and hit upon omega Centauri. At 7,500 feet I have a clear view toward the South and it was spectacular. At first I had no idea what it was. My star charts did not show it. Even S&T at the time with the Northern Hemisphere chart did not show it. I thought M13 was great, but omega Centauri is king. Jeff At 09:23 -0700 03/29/2009, AJ Crayon wrote: >Stan, no doubt Omega Centauri can be seen from your observatory. In fact it >can be seen from many places north of Phoenix, even from the 5MM site. But >best place is south of the city and away from Tucson lights. That's why my >view from near MMT site is still the best. > >AJ Crayon >Phoenix, AZ -- Jeff Hopkins HPO SOFT Counting Photons http://www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html Hopkins Phoenix Observatory 7812 West Clayton Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85033-2439 U.S.A. (623)849-5889 (623) 247-1190 (Fax) www.hposoft.com -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.