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05-JUN-2013 Olsen and Sidonio

Olsen-Sidonio Centaurus A Extreme Deep Field (Version 1)

Rolf Olsen and Mike Sidonio are pleased to present here what we believe to be the deepest colour
image in visible light ever presented of the entirety of the enigmatic and famous galaxy NGC 5128

This image represents a mammoth collaborative integration time of 140 hrs worth of exposure using two
different imaging systems (that's a total of nearly 6 full days worth of exposure!):

Rolf Olsen: 120 hrs using a 10" Newtonian and QSI CCD camera from the outer suburbs of Auckland
New Zealand and reaches to at least Mag 25.45

Mike Sidonio: 20hrs using a 6" Starfire refractor and FLI CCD camera from perfect dark skies at
Wiruna, North West of Lithgow Australia and reaches beyond Mag 24

The giant radio galaxy Centaurus A from ICRAR on Vimeo.

Scientific paper:

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Vitee09-Jun-2013 08:14
OUTSTANDING work, Guys! Centaurus A appears way more spread out than I ever thought. A truly great achievement. Bravo!