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08-MAY-2011 Marcus Davies

NGC 5128 (Centaurus A)

"Shield of the Centaur"
Honourable Mention - Deep Sky category, 2011 CWAS David Malin Awards
Short Listed in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition 2011 (Greenwich Observatory)

Located approximately 11 million light years away, Centaurus A (also known as NGC 5128) is a large, bright elliptical galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. It is the 5th brightest galaxy in the sky and an easy target for visual observers. Being a very bright radio galaxy as well, it has been studied extensively by astronomers.

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