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A Naked Eye Nova Erupts in Centaurus

by David Dickinson December 4, 2013

If you live in the southern hemisphere, the southern sky constellation of Centaurus may look a little different to you tonight, as a bright nova has been identified in the region early this week. David Dickinson on Google+

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An Amazing Deep-Field View of Centaurus A

by David Dickinson May 28, 2013

Sometimes, you just have to say “Wow!” The view you’re looking at above is of Centaurus A (NGC 5128), a galaxy about 10-16 million light years distant in the southern hemisphere sky. It’s a favorite of astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. But what makes this image so special is that it was taken by an […]

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New Image Shows Beautiful Violence in Centaurus A

by Nancy Atkinson April 4, 2012

The mysterious galaxy Centaurus A is a great place to study the extreme processes that occur near super-massive black holes, scientists say, and this beautiful new image from the combined forces of the Herschel Space Observatory and the XMM-Newton x-ray satellite reveals energetic processes going on deep in the galaxy’s core. This beautiful image tells […]

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Hubble’s Stunning New View of Centaurus A

by Nancy Atkinson June 16, 2011

From a HubbleSite press release: Resembling looming rain clouds on a stormy day, dark lanes of dust crisscross the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. Hubble’s panchromatic vision, stretching from ultraviolet through near-infrared wavelengths, reveals the vibrant glow of young, blue star clusters and a glimpse into regions normally obscured by the dust. Nancy Atkinson on […]

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Astrophotography Spotlight – Centaurus A

by Tammy Plotner August 15, 2010

“I’m on rhe outside… I’m lookin’ in.” And just who are we looking in at this time? None other than the familiar face of Centaurus A.. The stunning, turbulent dust lane is cloaked in the ethereal mist of living galaxy stuff – the result of a gravitationally hungry elliptical galaxy drawing a smaller companion spiral […]

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