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Contains:  NGC 5128, NGC 5091, NGC 5090, NGC 5082
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Centaurus A #2, 


            Molly Wakeling
Centaurus A #2

Technical card

Resolution: 4476x3430

Dates:July 6, 2019

Astronomik Blue 2-inch Type 2c: 10x180" (gain: 10.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astronomik Green 2-inch Type 2c: 26x180" (gain: 10.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red 2-inch Type 2c: 28x180" (gain: 10.00) -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.38%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00 job: 2808729

RA center: 201.372 degrees

DEC center: -43.028 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.743 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 261.218 degrees

Field radius: 1.365 degrees

Locations: Atacama Lodge, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Data source: Traveller


More from Chile! Some of the only data I got on a telescope due to some mount power issues.
I didn't want to add one-time-use-only hardware to my already inflated hardware list, so here's the goods:
Mount: Sky-Watcher AZEQ6
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-85ED
No guiding

Centaurus A is a peculiar galaxy somewhere between 10-16 million lightyears away (so pretty close to us). It's also known as the Hamburger Galaxy, which is more obvious when viewing visually! It doesn't fit cleanly into one of the established categories of galaxies, and it's also a very bright radio source due to its active galactic nucleus. Its odd shape is likely the result of a galactic collision. At the center of this galaxy is a 56-million-solar-mass black hole that is blasting out jets of gas that emit strongly in x-ray and radio. Closer to the origin, the gas in the jet is moving as fast as half the speed of light! Plus, the radio-emitting cooler gas further out in the jet extends out as far as a million lightyears.



Molly Wakeling
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Centaurus A #2, 


            Molly Wakeling

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