Astrophotography by Bernhard Hubl


CEDIC team goes Chile - Part #2 Classics in Centaurus


  Omega Centauri or NGC 5139, is a globular star cluster in the constellation of Centaurus. Located at a distance of 16,000 light-years, it is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy.


NGC 5139 - Omega Cen NGC 5139 - wide field  


AP175  PL29050  2014/02

EF200  EOS6D  2014/03



  Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is a prominent galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. The center of this galaxy contains a supermassive black hole with a mass equivalent to 55 million solar masses, which ejects a relativistic jet that is responsible for emissions in the X-ray and radio wavelengths. NGC4945 is a further prominent galaxy in Centaurus, whereas the galaxy cluster Abell 3574 is not so often captured.


NGC 5128 - Cen A NGC 4945 Abell 3574

20"RC  PL16803  2014/03

14"RC  PL16070  2014/03

14"RC  PL16070  2014/03



  IC 2948 (Running Chicken Nebula) is a bright emission nebula, located in Centaurus near the constellation border to Carina. In the neighbourhood of IC 2948 one can find the brilliant open star cluster NGC 3766.


IC 2948 IC 2948 - wide field


AP130  STL11K  2014/02

Williams72  D700  2014/02

IC 2948 - wide field NGC 3766


EF200  EOS6D  2014/02

14"RC  PL16070  2014/03



  The following images show the constellation Centaurus and it's neighbours.


Const Centaurus (Cen) Const Lupus (Lup)  


Tokina  EOS1000D  2014/02

Tokina  EOS1000D  2014/02