Source: ESO Photo Release eso122
The peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128).
Image credits: ESO.
The strange galaxy Centaurus A is pictured in a new image from the European Southern Observatory. 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 of the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.(learn more)