Antilhue - Chile

NGC 5128 - Centaurus A
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Designation NGC 5128,  Centaurus A,  Cen A,  Bennett 60
Constellation Centaurus (Cen)
Description Discovered by James Dunlop in 1827, this remarkable galaxy is a round, large and bright luminous haze bisected by a clean dark bar about one arcmin wide.  This galaxy is the famous southern radio source Centaurus A and its distance is 13 million lightyears.

See also a close-up image of Cen A .

Exposure LRGB 36:18:18:18 min @ -15C, all 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10E selfguided,  CFW-8, SBIG (CS) LRGB Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 11May2002 - 02:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 5, Temperature +14C