The strange galaxy Centaurus A in the constellation of Centaurus

This chart shows the location of the peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and Centaurus A itself is highlighted with a red circle on the picture. This galaxy is quite bright and can be seen well in small amateur telescopes or even binoculars. The dark band is also clearly visible in somewhat larger telescopes.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Release date:16 May 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1519, eso1222, eso1221
Size:3338 x 3124 px

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