Contains:  NGC 5128

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    NGC 5128, 





    
        

            Brian Peterson
    NGC 5128

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    Resolution: 3510x2342

    Dates:May 18, 2018

    Frames:
    Astrodon Blue: 15x1200"
    Astrodon Green: 15x1200"
    Astrodon Ha 3nm: 11x1800"
    Astrodon Lum: 22x1200"
    Astrodon Red: 15x1200"

    Integration: 27.8 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 3.38 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 12.37%

    Astrometry.net job: 2075012

    RA center: 201.376 degrees

    DEC center: -43.024 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.634 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 252.737 degrees

    Field radius: 0.371 degrees

    Locations: Heaven's Mirror Observatory (Martin Pugh), Yass, New South Wales, Australia

    Data source: Unknown

    Description

    Along with everything else, notice the two faint filaments on the right side, at about the 2 o'clock position (one about 1/3 of the way from the center to the right edge, the other a wider segment that reaches all the way to the right edge of the image) that are associated with the relativistic jet of material being flung out by the galaxy's central black hole (For a description of this, see Rolf Olsen's website here:
    https://www.rolfolsenastrophotography.com/Astrophotography/Centaurus-A-Extreme-Deep-Field/i-BZsTXtD

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