Centaurus A – NGC 5128

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Target Information
Centaurus A is a peculiar galaxy in the southern constellation of Centaurus and is known for it strong source of radio emissions. The galaxy may have been formed by an elliptical galaxy and a small spiral galaxy colliding together. In a small telescope the dust lanes will be visible and with a larger instrument most of the galaxy will be dimly visible.
Date
8th May 2005
Camera
SBIG 2000XM -20C
Guiding
SBIG AO-7 6Hz
Filters
SBIG CFW8A
Exposure
Total Time: 8 hours
Luminance: 3.25 hours
Red: 95 minutes
Green: 95 minutes
Blue: 95 minutes
Telescope
Meade LX200Gps 10″ @ F6.3
Processing
CCDSoft V5, MaximDL & Photoshop
Notes
Target Location
Right Ascension: 13 : 25.5 (hours:minutes)
Declination: -43 : 01 (degrees:minutes)
Visual Brightness: 7.0 (magnitude)
Apparent Dimension: 18 x 14 (arc minutes)