Arp 153 (NGC 5128; Centaurus A)
| Arp 153 is the first of the class Disturbed with Interior Absorption. The Atlas note says "Centaurus A radio
source." This is a big, beautiful object, even seen visually in a small
telescope. It is, however, the southernmost of the Arp Peculiar Galaxies,
making it a difficult object for northern observers. This image was taken
at the 2009 Texas Star Party.
Most images and photographs show the central region, a ball of light bisected by spectacular dark lanes, and many observers have no idea how extended this object is. These images hint at the extended halo in the NE-SW direction, but for a much deeper image, go to David Malin's Deep Galaxies Images List on the Links page.
For a full size view, click the color image to the left.
|Meade 2045D, ST2000XM, 40:32:24:24 minutes, 45' x 61'|