Centaurus A (also known as NGC 5128 or Caldwell 77) is a prominent galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus.
NGC 5128 is one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth, so its active galactic nucleus has been extensively studied by professional astronomers.
The galaxy is also the fifth brightest in the sky.
The center of the galaxy contains a supermassive black hole weighing in at 55 million solar masses, which ejects a relativistic jet that is responsible for emissions in the X-ray and radio wavelengths. (WIKI)
Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
Lum - 120 min
RGB 16 minutes per channel (BIN 2)
Ha - 30 minutes
(Total of 3:18 HRS)
Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2012.