Centaurus A is a seyfert 2 galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 10-16 Million Ly light years away in the constellation of Centaurus.
It is also referred to as NGC(5128) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Centaurus A was discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop.
The Seyfert 2 Galaxy's location is 13:25:27.6 (R.A.) and -43:01:09 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.
|Type||Seyfert 2 Galaxy|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||10-16 Million Ly|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||7.00|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1826|
|Morphological Type||S0pec D|
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