Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Deeper Look at Centaurus A

at Astronomy by By ESO, Garching, Germany.

The strange galaxy Centaurus A is pictured in a new image from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). With a total exposure time of more than 50 hours, this is probably the deepest view of this peculiar and spectacular object ever created. The image was produced by the Wide Field Imager (WFI) of the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Image credit:  ESO