NGC5128 - Centaurus A

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NGC5128 Centaurus A
Constellation: Centaurus (the Centaur)
Type: Peculiar Galaxy
Position: RA13h22m32s
Magnitude: 7
Exposure: Composite of two images using LRGB technique.
RGB: Taken 5-17-04
1 X 60 minutes on Kodak Elite Chrome 200
Luminance: 5-17-04
1 X 60 minutes on hypered Tech Pan.
Processing: Images were aligned in Registar, combined in Photoshop. 
Levels, curves, color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT OTA f/5
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount
SBIG ST-4 autoguider
Lumicon giant easy guider
Notes: This image was taken at the 2004 Texas Star Party.

NGC5128 is a powerful source of radio emissions.  It is thought to be a collision between a massive eliptical galaxy and a smaller spiral galaxy.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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