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Centaurus A

Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is a peculiar galaxy in the southern constellation Centaurus. It lies about 12 million light-years away, and it is the most prominent radio galaxy in the sky. (14.5-inch RC Optical Systems Ritchey-Chrétien reflector at f/9, SBIG STL-11000M CCD camera, LRGB image with exposures of 260, 120, 120, and 120 minutes, respectively)
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