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Image of the Week, June 11, 2018

CENTAURUS A, by FERNANDO OLIVEIRA DE MENEZES

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Not only the image of Centaurus A, but of all the image that it encompasses, I challenge you to open the image in high resolution using the link: https://www.astrobin.com/full/348854/0/. You can enhance the image in max resolution and try to locate galaxies in the photo. One tip, there are almost 30 galaxies in the image.

Forged in a collision of two normal galaxies, the fantastic blend of Centaurus A blue star clusters, pink star-forming regions and towering dark dust bands are seen here in remarkable detail. Near the center of the galaxy, remains of cosmic debris is constantly consumed by a central black hole with a billion times the mass of the Sun. As in other active galaxies, this process generates radio energy, X-rays and gamma rays radiated by Centaurus THE.

Equipments:
Esprit 150mm triplet
Qhy 16200 50x LRGB 300seg
Date: May 18, 2018
Meeting of south-east astrophotography in Saltao

About the photographer

FERNANDO OLIVEIRA DE MENEZES
Location: Brazil
Astrobin, Facebook

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