A deep look at the strange galaxy Centaurus A

The peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is pictured in this image taken with the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. With a total exposure time of more than 50 hours this is probably the deepest view of this peculiar and spectacular object ever created.

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About the Image

Id:eso1221a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2012. május 16. 12.00
Related releases:eso1221
Size:8547 x 8358 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 5128
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distance:12 million light years
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Galaxies

Képformátumok

Large JPEG
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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 25 27.70
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 9.55"
Field of view:33.87 x 33.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
OIII
502 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
540 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
652 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
659 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI