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Observatory Parameters
Jan 21
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:02 21:49

Centaurus A · NGC 5128 Galaxy in Centaurus Constellation

Size: 25.7' x 20' Magnitude: 6.8 Also known as ESO 270-9, AM 1322-424, Arp 153, C 77, IRAS 13225-4245, MCG -7-28-1, PGC 46957, PRC C-45
Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, J.-E. Ovaldsen & S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard) (ESO)
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Centaurus A as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

13h 25m 29s
-43º 00' 57''
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25 M light years
Last visited objects: Centaurus A

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