NGC 4945

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Object data of NGC4945

Object type: galaxy (SBc)
Size: 19.8' x 4.0'
Magnitude: 9.3 mag
Constellation: Cen
Distance: 12 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 4945 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Centaurus near the bright star Zeta Centauri (visible at the right border in the above image). This prominent near edge-on southern galaxy is dominated by thick obscuring dust which hides its nucleus. The galaxy is part of the Centaurus group which contains another famous galaxy NGC 5128 (Centaurus A).

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-26 + 2014-03-01 + 2014-03-04
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: RCOS 14.5" f/9
Camera: FLI PL16070 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 28x8m / R 6x8m / G 6x8m / B 6x8m
Exposure time total: 6h08m
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Herbert Walter, Wolfgang Leitner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Herbert Walter