supernova 1986 G in the peculiar, southern galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

This picture of the newly discovered supernova 1986 G in the peculiar, southern galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) was obtained on 1986 May 8.0 UT with the ESO 40-cm double astrograph (GPO) on La Silla. Exposure: 90 minutes on blue-sensitive IIa-O emulsion. Observer: H.Duerbeck, visiting astronomer from Astronomisches Institut, Münster, FRG. The 11.5 mag supernova (indicated with an arrow) is situated in the extensive dust band that surrounds the galaxy. (ESO Press Release eso8608; BW)

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About the Image

Id:eso8608a
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 May 1986
Related releases:eso8608
Size:1762 x 1433 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• X - Galaxies
• X - Stars
Distance:13 million light years

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