Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

This is a colour composite photo of the peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) , obtained with the Wide-Field Imager (WFI) camera at the ESO/MPG 2.2-m telescope on La Silla. It is based on a total of nine 3-min exposures made on March 25, 1999, through different broad-band optical filters (B(lue) - total exposure time 9 min - central wavelength 456 nm - here rendered as blue; V(isual) - 540 nm - 9 min - green; I(nfrared) - 784 nm - 9 min - red); it was prepared from files in the ESO Science Data Archive by ESO-astronomer Benoît Vandame. The elliptical shape and the central dust band, the imprint of a galaxy collision, are well visible.

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Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0315a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:10 juni 2003
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0315
Grootte:3612 x 3531 px

Over het object

Naam:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Afstand:13 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Centaurus
Categorie:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 25 27.49
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 6.68"
Field of view:28.66 x 28.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

 

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