'NGC 5128 - Centaurus A'

NGC 5128 - Centaurus A

[Public Domain] 17 May 2024 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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I’ve been taking photos of Cent A for years, but this year was different. Using 20-minute long hydrogen exposures I was able to reveal the ring of nebulosity properly. When you look at this galaxy, it’s really hard to see what’s going on – but I finally get it, and I understand its shape now. I’ve done a deep dive that explains what I mean, the mysteries of Cent A, and even the possible corpse of the dwarf galaxy it murdered recently. It’s (possibly) been right in front of us this whole time!

Take a deep dive with me in this nerdy ass video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMwACo9Oe3Y

Also, I’m sharing this as a high quality 4096px image file, so it’s big enough to zoom in or use as a higher resolution wallpaper if you like!

Celestron 11″ EHD Telescope
ShyWatcher EQ8-Rh Pro Mount
QHY268M CMOS Camera
Combined as HaGB
18 x 20m / Hydrogen
20 x 3m / Green
20 x 3m / Blue
Total : 8 Hours integrated

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