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Galactic2000
2006-Aug-01, 01:50 AM
Hi All,

Here is the latest image I took remotely from AREO 6(www.ras-observatory.org) in Queensland, Australia.
6" Mak-Newt scope & ST10XME CCD.
This is a 32 minute exposure in LRGB and several hours of calibrating and processing the images.

This is one of my best images of this Galaxy to date, lots of details in the dark dust band.

NGC-5128 has 4 very powerful radio sources lined up across the center of the galaxy..... probably from previous galactic collissions.

This is one of the most active Radio Galaxies in the sky....powered by at least 4 supermassive blackholes!

It's distance is estimated to be 7-10 Million light years away!

Thanks for looking!

JAICOA
2006-Aug-01, 05:53 AM
Awesome!. a beautiful photo of this galaxy very sharp and the colors are Excellent. Well done.

mickal555
2006-Aug-01, 08:02 AM
Amazing image!
Stunning,

Great work :D :clap:

Spacedis
2006-Aug-01, 09:54 AM
Great Work !

ToSeek
2006-Aug-01, 05:59 PM
Very nice.

iceman
2006-Aug-01, 08:34 PM
Stunning shot John! Well done. Looks like you had a great time frmo the other side of the world :P