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NGC 5128 - 24.5.2020 at 21.00 Hakos Farm, Namibia Observation number 90918

Visibility Unclassified

Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I rented a long time of shooting time from SkyGems ’Namibian remote telescope to photograph one of the pearls of the southern sky.

NGC 5128 is also known as Centaurus A and is the closest active galaxy to us. The distance is 15 million light-years.

When 16 million pixels were used, the second image was a muted version.

Edit: I even got to dig a relativistic shower that has been brought out with big tubes (or enthusiasts with long exposures) .

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 5128
    • Näyttävä
  • Constellation
    • Centaurus
  • Galaxies
    • Elliptic galaxy info

      Elliptic galaxy is an oval or roundish shaped distant stellar system, which have no spiral arms. These galaxies look as fuzzy spots with telescopes.


      The elliptic galaxy Centaurus A aka NGC 5128 in the middle of image is splitted by a dust lane. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

Technical information

20 "AG iDK, FLI Proline 16803, 32x10m W 36x5m RGB, total approx. 8.5 hours

Comments: 4 pcs
Mauri Korpi - 29.5.2020 at 00.39 Report this


Jari Kankaanpää - 29.5.2020 at 15.43 Report this

Todella mahtavaa jälkeä. Tämä on samannäköinen, kuin pohjoisen

taivaan NGC 3718. 

Tapio Lahtinen - 29.5.2020 at 18.35 Report this

Tuossa keskiosan pölyvyössä on jotain samaa rakennetta, mutta ilmeisesti on vähän epäselvyyttä galaksityypistä - onko elliptinen vai linssigalaksi. Ilmeisesti kuitenkin tulos kahden galaksin yhdistymisestä.

Mikko Ankelo - 29.5.2020 at 18.43 Report this

Hienot kuvat ja mukavasti yksityiskohtia!

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