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Centaurus A (NGC 5128), 





    
        

            Israel Barbosa de...
Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

Technical card

Resolution: 6092x3619

Dates:Aug. 19, 2017

Frames: 12x300"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.91%

Astrometry.net job: 1894401

RA center: 201.361 degrees

DEC center: -43.010 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.552 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 32.788 degrees

Field radius: 0.543 degrees

Locations: Padre Bernardo , Padre Bernardo , Goiás, Brazil

Description

Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is a galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. There is considerable debate regarding the galaxy's fundamental properties such as its distance from Earth (10–16 million light-years). It is one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth and the fifth-brightest in the sky, making it an ideal amateur astronomy target, although the galaxy is only visible from low northern latitudes and the southern hemisphere. The galaxy's strange morphology is generally recognized as the result of a merger between two smaller galaxies.

This image was captured in Padre Bernardo/GO - Brazil, during the 32th ENOC.

Technical data
12 lights 300s, ISO 800, total integration time: 60 min. Camera Temperature 12 - 13 ºC. No darks, bias or flats applied.

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Centaurus A (NGC 5128), 





    
        

            Israel Barbosa de...