~ Centaurus A Galaxy ~
Taken by Noeleen Lowndes on February 25, 2017 @ Leyburn QLD Australia
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Now this is what I call extreme Spaceweather, I wonder what it would be like to live on a planet around a star in either one of these two galaxies!

With a super massive black hole at its centre and giant X-ray jets blasting away into space, I’m glad we are over 12 million light years away to take our pictures…isn’t the universe just amazing…

Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is a very large and peculiar galaxy in the Constellation of Centuarus. It appears to be a giant elliptical that has recently merged (or collided) with a barred spiral galaxy which is why it has those amazing dark dust lanes…it’s also affectionately know as the Hamburger Galaxy :-)

The images were taken with a Meade LX200 10 inch telescope with an f6.3 focal reducer at prime focus at My Stardust Observatory. There were 20x2 minute subs and 10x2 minute dark frames using ISO2500, images were stacked in DSS and processed in PS CS4 and I used a Canon 70D SLR camera.
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