Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 5128 (Centaurus A)Other name: Dunlop 482
RA: 13h 25.5m DEC: -43° 1'
Constellation: CEN
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 6.8
Size: 27.6' x 20.5'
PA: 35°
Surface brightness: 13.5
Classification: SO
Description: !!vB,vL,vmE122,bifid
Notes: Dark central band,radio source
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Base del Teide (2280m), Tenerife, Spain
Date: 16/17.4.2004 0:20
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 107xFilter: -
Field: 28'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.9
Visuality: IIHeight: 16°
Weather: +5°C
Description: Superb dark central band which is visible even with direct vision. Two stars ''inside'' the galaxy. Reminds me of Ike from South Park! Easiest dust lane in the entire night sky?
Updated: 15.5.2004 13:47