Wednesday, May 29, 2013

An amazing deep-field view of Centaurus A

Sometimes, you just have to say "Wow!"

The view you're looking at 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 amateur astrophotographer.

To construct this amazing image, New Zealand-based astrophotographer Rolf Wahl Olsen exposed the field of view for 120 hours over 43 nights spanning February to May of this year.

http://m.phys.org/news/2013-05-amazing-deep-field-view-centaurus.html

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