Centaurus A

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Centaurus A

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If only the sky would clear more often!

Here you go. Apart from all my duties as a husband and father with a full-time job and several projects on the go, this is all the sky has allowed me to capture so far.

Two measly five minute exposures combined to produce this image of Centaurus A, 10–16 million light-years away. One of the closest radio galaxies to Earth, it's center contains a supermassive black hole with a mass equivalent to 55 million solar masses.

This was two subexposures (frames) only. I really need to combine about thirty of them, along with dark frames, flat frames and offset/bias frames.

GSO RC12 Truss, Orion Starshoot One Shot colour imager (V1),Off-axis guiding with SBIG STi, EQ8 Equatorial Mount.

I'm just starting to get the hang of the new equipment but still got a ways to go.

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Its beautiful Barry! Been a while since I last saw it in a scope though. :)
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Airconvent wrote:Its beautiful Barry! Been a while since I last saw it in a scope though. :)
Thanks! [smilie=admire2.gif]

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Barry, very nice, great effort

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A great effort would be 30 lights, 10 darks, 10 flats, 10 offsets and some decent time spent in processing..... ;)

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super nice... with just 2 frames!
I miss the place where stars shine bright, to gaze upwards in awe of the sight

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Outstanding! Some bachelors with time to spare may not even achieve something close to this. :)
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