Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Centaurus A  ·  NGC 5128
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Centaurus A (NGC 5128), 


            Peter Dunsby
Centaurus A (NGC 5128)
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Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge HD 800

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 60mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers: Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer, for edgeHD 800

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.1  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Optolong L-Pro

Dates:April 23, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-Pro: 151x180" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 7.5 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 0.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3463303

RA center: 13h 25' 28"

DEC center: -43° 1' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.522 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.291 degrees

Field radius: 0.357 degrees

Resolution: 3895x3010

Data source: Backyard


Straight RGB image of Centaurus A, captured with the Celestron Edge HD 800 & ZWO ASI 1600MC Cool from my Bortle 8 skies in Newlands, Cape Town.



Peter Dunsby
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Centaurus A (NGC 5128), 


            Peter Dunsby