Centaurus A 

Object:

NGC 5128, a peculiar galaxy – possibly the result of two merged galaxies – bisected by a very prominent dust lane. It is a radio emission galaxy with an active nucleus, located just 4° from Omega Centauri.

Visual magnitude +6.8; apparent diameter about 26 x 20 arc-min (approaching a moon-width) but not all shown in this image; estimated diameter 90,000 light years; distance 12 million light years.

Details:

Exposure: 3 x 4min, ISO 200.
Gear: Skywatcher ED120 refractor, 840mm f/l, f/7, Canon EOS 60D.
No filter, no darks, no flattener.
Location & date: Leumeah, NSW, three days prior to full Moon. (2017-07-06).


Image © R.Powell


 

 

Advertisements

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s