Centaurus A

Eso_eso0903a_500

eso_eso0903a January 28th, 2009

Credit: ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)

Colour composite image of Centaurus A, revealing the lobes and jets emanating from the active galaxys central black hole. This is a composite of images obtained with three instruments, operating at very different wavelengths. The 870-micron submillimetre data, from LABOCA on APEX, are shown in orange. X-ray data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory are shown in blue. Visible light data from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2 m telescope located at La Silla, Chile, show the stars and the galaxys characteristic dust lane in close to "true colour". #L

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0903a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Centaurus A NGC 5128
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Elliptical
Eso_eso0903a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 25m 27.7s
DEC = -43° 1’ 9.5”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
22.7 x 23.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Chandra X-ray Observatory (None) X-ray -
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_orange Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (LABOCA) Millimeter (Submillimetre) -
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (R) -
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ID
eso0903a
Subject Category
C.5.1.4  
Subject Name
Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Credits
ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0903a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra X-ray Observatory, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
None, WFI, WFI, LABOCA, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
X-ray, Optical, Optical, Millimeter, Optical
Bandpass
-, B, V, Submillimetre, R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
201.36542, -43.019319
Reference Dimension
2808.0, 2957.0
Reference Pixel
1410.7273381, 1465.46656718
Scale
-0.00013481823, 0.00013481823
Rotation
-0.03674151123
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0903a
Metadata Date
2009-03-03T14:33:15+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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