NGC 4945, Starburst Galaxy in Centaurus

by on Apr.22, 2011, under Image Gallery


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NGC 4945 is an edge-on spiral galaxy that resides 13 million light-years from Earth. This starburst galaxy appears in the constellation Centaurus and is comparable in size to our own Milky Way.

Data acquired by: Ryan M. Hannahoe
Data processed by: Robert Gendler
Exposure Time: 25 hours
Equipment used: 14.5″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, STL11000 CCD
Location: Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory, Moorook – Australia

** Portion of central luminance data from the ESO/Danish 1.5m telescope at La Silla, Chile **
(Robert Gendler and Christina Thöne)

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