Wide-field view of the giant galaxy Centaurus A

This huge elliptical galaxy NGC 5128 (also known as Centaurus A) is the closest such galaxy to the Earth, at a distance of about 12 million light-years. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a new class of “dark” globular star clusters around this galaxy.

Të drejtat:

ESO,ESA/Hubble, NASA. Digitized Sky Survey. Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1519c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Maj 13, 2015, 12:00 CEST
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Përmasat:7678 x 3982 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Centaurus A
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distanca:12 milion vite dritë
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):13 25 32.01
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 35.83"
Field of view:130.43 x 67.64 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 1.7° djathtas vertikales

 

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