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Centaurus A Facts

Centaurus A Facts Seyfert 2 Galaxy in Centaurus

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.

Fact File

NameCentaurus A
TypeSeyfert 2 Galaxy
NGC Id5128
Right Ascension13:25:27.6
Distance (Lt.Yr)10-16 Million Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1826
DiscovererJames Dunlop
Morphological TypeS0pec D

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