NGC 5128 - Centaurus A

NGC 5128 - Centaurus A
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NGC 5128 - Centaurus A

At a distance of 16,000 light years and a diameter of 150 light years, Centaurus A is the most massive globular cluster in the Milky Way. It is estimated to contain around 10 million stars and has a total mass of 4 million solar masses. The stars in the core of Omega Centauri are so crowded that they are estimated to average only 0.1 light years away from each other. It has been speculated that Omega Centauri is the core of a dwarf galaxy that was disrupted and absorbed by the Milky Way.

SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
Planewave CDK24 (CHI-1)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL 9000
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
January 1, 2020
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
RGB 3 x 5min for each filter
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
CCD Stack and Photoshop CS5
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