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Contains:  NGC 4976, NGC 4945, The star ξ2Cen, The star ξ1Cen
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NGC 4945, 





    
        

            Fernando Oliveira...
NGC 4945

NGC 4945

Technical card

Resolution: 8196x6859

Dates:May 4, 2019

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.23%

Astrometry.net job: 2721222

RA center: 196.631 degrees

DEC center: -49.427 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.573 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.911 degrees

Field radius: 0.851 degrees

Locations: MUNHOZ, Munhoz, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Data source: Backyard

Description

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this cosmic galaxy portrait. In fact, NGC 4945 is almost the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. About 13 million light-years distant toward the expansive southern constellation Centaurus, NGC 4945 is only about six times farther away than Andromeda, the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way. . Its obscured but active nucleus qualifies the gorgeous island universe as a Seyfert galaxy and home to a central supermassive black hole.

CAPTURE:

68X300" RGB
18X500" L

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NGC 4945, 





    
        

            Fernando Oliveira...