Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5128
NGC5128 - Centaurus-A in closup, 


NGC5128 - Centaurus-A in closup
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NGC5128 - Centaurus-A in closup

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC 8" f/8

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST8300M

Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ-6 Goto

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Loadstar guider

Software: photoshop  ·  ccdstack 2.0

Filters: Astronomik LRGB 36mm

Accessory: Teleskop-Service TSOAG 9mm

Dates:Feb. 11, 2012

Frames: 24x600" (4h)

Integration: 4h

Avg. Moon age: 18.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.89%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 98757

RA center: 13h25m28s.3

DEC center: -43°0137

Pixel scale: 0.694 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 39.787 degrees

Field radius: 0.146 degrees

Resolution: 620x428

Locations: Lily's Flower Observatory, Santa Rita do Sapucai, Minas Gerais, Brazil


NCG5128 - Centaurus A in Close-up

NGC5128 is a lenticular galaxy distant from Earth 14 million light years.

Its apparent diameter is 25 x 20 arcminutes and its magnitude is 6.0


Luminance: 24 x 10m 1x1

Blue: 24 x 5 m - 2x2

Red and Green: 20 x 5 m 2x2

Scope: RC-8" f/8 on NEQ-6

CCD: ST-8300M

Guided: OAG Lumicon, Lodestar and PHD.

Bias, Flats and Darks applied.

Processing: CCDStack and PS-3.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC5128 - Centaurus-A in closup,