Catalogue and alternative designations NGC5102 


Type Spiral Galaxy 
Position  13 22.0, -36 38
Constellation Centaurus
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 90:60:60:60 with Astrodon filters
Description Although it looks elliptical, this galaxy is a S0 spiral galaxy (without visible spiral arms).  Although looking pretty bland it has been studied professionally because of recent starburst activity.  The bright star is 2.8 magnitude Iota Centauri.