Catalogue and alternative designations NGC4945 and NGC4976 


Type Galaxies 
Position 13 06 50, -49 32 00 (Centre of field)
Constellation Centaurus
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 180:100:100:100
Description Two members of the Centaurus Hydra galaxy cluster which also includes NGC5128 and M83.  NGC4945 is at fairly low galactic latitude and therefore subject to about 1 magnitude of absorption.  There is a third prominent galaxy visible, NGC4945A at bottom centre right.  This is an irregular with a bright foreground star.  Flare from the bright star C2 Centauri is visible at bottom.