Centaurus A

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Centaurus A
ESO Centaurus A LABOCA.jpg
Centaurus A (NGC 5128)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Centaurus
Richt ascension 13h 25m 27.6s[1]
Declination −43° 01′ 09″[1]
Redshift 547 ± 5 km/s[1]
Distance 10–16 Mly (3–5 Mpc)[2][3][4][5][6]
Teep S0 pec[1] or Ep[7]
Apparent dimensions (V) 25′.7 × 20′.0[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.84[8][9]
Notable featurs Unuisual dust lane
Ither designations
NGC 5128,[1] Arp 153,[1] PGC 46957,[1] 4U 1322–42,[10] Caldwell 77
See an aa: Galaxy, Leet o galaxies

Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is a prominent galaxy in the constellation o Centaurus. It wis discovered in 1826 bi Scots astronomer James Dunlop frae his home in Parramatta, in New Sooth Wales, Australie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for Centaurus A. Retrieved 2006-12-06. 
  2. J. L. Tonry, A. Dressler, J. P. Blakeslee, E. A. Ajhar, A. B. Fletcher, G. A. Luppino, M. R. Metzger, C. B. Moore (2001). "The SBF Survey of Galaxy Distances. IV. SBF Magnitudes, Colors, and Distances". Astrophysical Journal. 546 (2): 681–693. arXiv:astro-ph/0011223Freely accessible. Bibcode:2001ApJ...546..681T. doi:10.1086/318301. 
  3. "Distance Results for NGC 5128". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  4. Ferrarese Laura, Mould Jeremy R., Stetson Peter B., Tonry John L., Blakeslee John P., Ajhar Edward A. (2007). "The Discovery of Cepheids and a Distance to NGC 5128". The Astrophysical Journal. 654: 186. arXiv:astro-ph/0605707Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007ApJ...654..186F. doi:10.1086/506612. 
  5. Majaess, D. (2010). "The Cepheids of Centaurus A (NGC 5128) and Implications for H0". Acta Astronomica. 60: 121. arXiv:1006.2458Freely accessible. Bibcode:2010AcA....60..121M. 
  6. Harris, Gretchen L. H.; Rejkuba, Marina; Harris, William E. (2010). "The Distance to NGC 5128 (Centaurus A)". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. 27 (4): 457–462. arXiv:0911.3180Freely accessible. Bibcode:2010PASA...27..457H. doi:10.1071/AS09061. 
  7. Harris, Gretchen L. H. (2010). "NGC 5128: The Giant Beneath". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. 27 (4): 475. arXiv:1004.4907Freely accessible. Bibcode:2010PASA...27..475H. doi:10.1071/AS09063. 
  8. "SIMBAD-A". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  9. Armando, Gil de Paz; Boissier; Madore; Seibert; Boselli; et al. (2007). "The GALEX Ultraviolet Atlas of Nearby Galaxies". Astrophysical Journal Supplement. 173 (2): 185–255. arXiv:astro-ph/0606440Freely accessible. Bibcode:2007ApJS..173..185G. doi:10.1086/516636. 
  10. 4U catalog browse version.

Coordinates: Sky map 13h 25m 27.6s, −43° 01′ 09″