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Centaurus A-NGC5128 - March 2018
© Mariusz Goralski

Centaurus A-NGC5128 - March 2018

Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is a galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. It was discovered in 1826 by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop from his home in Parramatta, in New South Wales, Australia.

At 13 million LY, NGC 5128 is one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth and is also the fifth-brightest in the sky, making it an ideal amateur astronomy target.

The galaxy is only visible from below very low northern latitudes but is best seen or imaged from the southern hemisphere.

This image was taken with a NexStar 8SE 8" SCT at 2032mm focal length, PHD2 autoguided CGEM using a astronomy modded Canon 40D DSLR controlled by APT.

It consists of 40 x 300 sec, 30 x 600 sec and 20 x 900 sec ISO800 subs.


© Mariusz Goralski
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