Centaurus A – Studied Fields

Two regions of Centaurus A (the rectangles in the upper left and lower right inserts) in which a search for variable stars was made. "Field 1" is located in an area north-east of the center in which many young stars are present. This is also the direction in which an outflow ("jet") is seen on deep optical and radio images. "Field 2" is positioned in the galaxy's halo, south of the centre. North is up and East is to the left.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0315b
Type:Observation
Release date:10 June 2003
Related releases:eso0315
Size:1140 x 671 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Halo
• X - Galaxies
Distance:13 million light years

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