The Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
NGC 4945 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Centaurus. It is thought to be quite similar to the Milky Way. X-ray observations show that NGC 4945 has an unusual, energetic, nucleus that might house a large black hole. It is about 13 million light-years away.
Instrument: Bintel 8" Newtonian Astrograph
Focal Ratio: F/4
Camera: Pentax K-x
Camera Sensitivity: iso1600
Exposure Details: 2 minute x 15 subs + Master Flat and dark via camera
Date: 29th June 2011
Viewing Location: The Briars
Software Enchancements: DSS PS CS2
Comments: Excellent conditions
Seeing conditions: 8
Author: Paul Albers
Sun Nov 20 17:02:23 2011
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