photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Marcus Davies (marc4darkskies) | all galleries >> bellsobservatory >> photography >> Awards and Publications >> Astronomy Photographer of the Year > NGC 5128 (Centaurus A)
previous | next
NGC 5128  (Centaurus A)
08-MAY-2011 Marcus Davies

NGC 5128 (Centaurus A)

"Shield of the Centaur"
Honourable Mention - Deep Sky category, 2011 CWAS David Malin Awards
Short Listed in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition 2011 (Greenwich Observatory)

Located approximately 11 million light years away, Centaurus A (also known as NGC 5128) is a large, bright elliptical galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. It is the 5th brightest galaxy in the sky and an easy target for visual observers. Being a very bright radio galaxy as well, it has been studied extensively by astronomers.

This is a 7.5hr LRGB image (210, 80, 80, 80 mins). Lum subs were 15 mins unbinned and RGB subs were 20 mins unbinned.
FOV is 54 x 35 arcmins @ 1.05 arcsec/pixel.

Takahashi TOA-150 refractor @ F11.7 (FL=1760mm) on a Paramount ME with SBIG STL 11000M camera and AO-L. full exif

other sizes: small medium large original