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Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth. The galaxy is also the fifth brightest in the sky, making it an ideal amateur astronomy target but it is only visible from low northern latitudes and the southern hemisphere. The center of the galaxy contains a supermassive black hole,
2014-03-06 at the Painted Pony Resort in NM,
Conditions were clear and ~7deg C with a light wind.
Mocified Canon T3i camera on 105mm apo refractor operating at f/7 mounted on iOptron ZEQ25GT equatorial mount with orion mini guide scope.
Exposure - 5 lts at 480s and ISO 1600 with 5 dks and 8 flts to match,
Processing in Images Plus and Photoshop.