Centaurus A (NGC 5128) Pictures
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Centaurus A (NGC5128) 2010 Version

Image above is a "working version" from the HAS site, March 2010.  27x5 min = 2.25 hours exposure from Friday night, 3/12/2010 at the HAS site.   Below is a version I did using "drizzle" with the best 29 of 33 frames.   Takahashi TOA 130 Telescope (a 5" APO refractor) with flattener,  AP 900GTO mount, and QHY8 CCD Camera & normal workflow plus Drizzle.

Centaurus-A: Drizzle Version

 I think it shows additional detail compared with the older DSLR version below.

Centaurus A - DSLR Version

This is a very interesting spiral/elliptical galaxy in the constellation Centaurus, which is very low in the southern sky from the US, even from Texas.  The dark dust lane through the middle is remarkable.  When I started imaging this guy at 4:00 a.m. it was only 15 degrees above the horizon, and only 16 degrees when I finished up.

SEDS moved stuff and this link is broken -> As usual, SEDS has an interesting discussion of this object, and I'll refer you there for more information. 

Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor), Losmandy G-11 mount.  7x4minute - 28 minutes total exposure 1/31/2006 around 4:00 a.m.   My current image processing workflow is here.

 Other Pictures from this (2006) night.

Omega Centauri is also in the neighborhood.  See it on my "clusters" page.

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