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:24G:24B: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
Notes/ Conditions

 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.