A deep look at the strange galaxy Centaurus A

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eso_eso1221a May 16th, 2012

Credit: ESO

The peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is pictured in this image taken with the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. With a total exposure time of more than 50 hours this is probably the deepest view of this peculiar and spectacular object ever created.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1221a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 5128
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Elliptical
Galaxy > Activity > AGN
Eso_eso1221a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 25m 27.7s
DEC = -43° 1’ 9.5”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
33.9 x 33.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) 456.0 nm
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) 540.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (R) 652.0 nm
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (H-alpha) 659.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
eso1221a
Subject Category
C.5.1.4   C.5.3.2  
Subject Name
NGC 5128
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2012-05-16T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1221a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
NED
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, R, H-alpha, OIII
Central Wavelength
456, 540, 652, 659, 502
Start Time
Integration Time
2488, 2148, 99992, 36295, 36538
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
201.36542, -43.019319
Reference Dimension
8547.0, 8358.0
Reference Pixel
4512.62114084, 3898.79468173
Scale
-6.605329e-05, 6.605329e-05
Rotation
0.01707101089
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1221a
Metadata Date
2012-04-27T18:43:23+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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