Centaurus A

Centaurus A
Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is a galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. It's is located 10-16 million light yeas away. Is one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth and is the fifth-brightest in the sky. The center of the galaxy contains a supermassive black hole with a mass of 55 million solar masses, which ejects a relativistic jet that is responsible for emissions in the X-ray and radio wavelengths. By taking radio observations of the jet separated by a decade, astronomers have determined that the inner parts of the jet are moving at about half of the speed of light.
Author
Eliud Echevarría
Telescope
PlaneWave Instruments INC CDK24 (24”)
Camera
FLI PL 9000
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation
03-30-2020
Filters
RGB
Processing
Pixinsight
Credits
Eliud Echevarría
Submitted on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 21:37