Deep Space LIVE: NGC 5128 – the mysterious galaxy in the Centaurus constellation

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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Colourful and of a striking appearance: this is how NGC 5158 presents itself, which despite decades of research still leaves us puzzled. It is most beautifully seen from the southern hemisphere. On this evening, astrophotographer Dr. Dietmar Hager will show you for the first time his impressive image of this galaxy, composed from around 40 hours of photographs taken in the Australian desert. And afterwards he will take you on a journey into the infinite vastness of the universe once again!

You can also listen to this Science Talk live in person in the Deep Space 8K. Find more information here.

Credit: © Raw data acquisition: Eric Benson & image processing: Stargazer Observatory, 2019