Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4945
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NGC 4945, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
NGC 4945
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            Warren A. Keller
NGC 4945
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4049582

RA center: 13h05m27s.8

DEC center: -49°2851

Pixel scale: 0.409 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 67.003 degrees

Field radius: 0.209 degrees


Resolution: 3054x2045

Description

NGC 4945 in Centaurus is a spiral galaxy located near the bright star Zeta Centauri. Discovered by James Dunlop in 1826, it is thought to be similar to the Milky Way Galaxy. X-ray observations however, show that the galaxy has an unusual, energetic Seyfert 2 nucleus that may house a huge black hole. NGC 4945 is one of the brightest galaxies of the Centaurus A/M83 Group- a large, nearby group of galaxies. The data was acquired in 2011 by SSRO.

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NGC 4945, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller