NGC5128 is an intermediate type of galaxy between elliptical and spiral.  It is the closest radio galaxy to the
Earth, lying 11 million LY away in the constellation Centaurus.  It is believed to be devouring a spiral galaxy,
giving it it's unique appearance.  It is also believed to be hiding a super massive blackhole.

February 11, 2010
WO ZS 105mm f/7 Apo Refractor
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
95 Minutes / 19x300s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Winter Star Party, Florida Keys
Rick Kazmierski

 

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