[AZ-Observing] Re: Omega Centauri

  • From: Jeff Hopkins <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 09:33:56 -0700

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.


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
Counting Photons
Hopkins Phoenix Observatory
7812 West Clayton Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85033-2439 U.S.A.
(623) 247-1190 (Fax)
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