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Post by Dragon Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:25 am

A spectacular portrait of the galaxy Centaurus A has been captured by astronomers using the Dark Energy Camera mounted on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

This galaxy's peculiar appearance—cloaked in dark tendrils of dust—stems from a past interaction with another galaxy, and its size and proximity to Earth make it one of the best-studied giant galaxies in the night sky.


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The galaxy Centaurus A, which lies over 12 million light-years away in the direction of the southern-hemisphere constellation Centaurus (The Centaur), is the leading light of this striking image.

This image provides a spectacular view of the luminous glow of stars and dark tendrils of dust that hide the bright center of the galaxy.

This dust is the result of a past galactic collision, in which a giant elliptical galaxy merged with a smaller spiral galaxy.

As well as large amounts of gas and dust, Centaurus A’s dust lane contains widespread star formation, as indicated by the red clouds of hydrogen and by the large numbers of faint blue stars visible at each end of the dust lane.


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Spectacular Portrait of Centaurus A


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Zooming in on the strange galaxy Centaurus A

This video zoom sequence starts with a broad view of the Milky Way.

We close in on a region not far from the plane of a the galaxy and can soon see a strange fuzz with a dark band across it.

This is the famous peculiar radio galaxy Centaurus A.


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Post by Dragon Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:31 am



Panning across the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) and its strange globular clusters


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