|Object||NGC5128- Centaurus A|
NGC 5128 is also known as the radio source Centaurus A. Located in the constellation Centaurus. It is a very old giant elliptical galaxy with dark dust lanes left over from an apparent encounter with a spiral galaxy. It is aprox 15 million l.y. away and is around 7th mag.
|Date||Lum- 20th & RGB- 24/ 3/ 07|
|Location||BayTop Observatory- Streaky Bay South Australia|
|Instrument||Home built 10" Newtonian (Bob Royce primary) with MPCC coma corrector. System working @ native f4/ 1016 FL 1.35 arcsec/pixel- FOV 23.3x29.4|
|Mount||Celestron CI700 controlled by a Mel Bartels Goto Control System with Vexta PK264m-01b motors with a pulley and belt system|
|Camera (CCD)||Starlight Xpress HX916 monochrome with Atik manual filter wheel.|
|Exposures||L: 60' R:24' G:24' B:24' [3' sub exposures all unbinned] No dark frames removed.|
|Guiding||Orion 80ED refractor F7.5 with a Starlight Xpress HX516 CCD. Mounted via a side by side accessory plate.|
|Filters||Astronomik typeII clr RGB filter set|
Conditions- Taking the lum there was a hole in the clouds after rain during the day. Seeing was a little poor but transparency was excellent. RGB's conditions were fair.