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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 5128, Centaurus A


Type Peculiar galaxy
Position 13 25.5, -43 01
Constellation Centaurus
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB = 225:60:60:60 All binned 1x1 with Baader filters 
Description NGC 5128 or  Centaurus A as it is more widely known is one of the most widely studied peculiar galaxies in the sky.  It is very bright at magnitude 6.8 and thus easily accessible to a small telescope.  It is almost exactly 4.5 degrees to the north of Omega Centauri.  This image is deep enough to show a portion of the bluish optical jet to the top right of the dust lane.