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NGC 5128 is well placed

Friday, 2018, April 13 - 01:00

Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org

Across much of the world Centaurus A (NGC 5128) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of -43°01', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much north of 26°N.

From London (click to change), it will not be observable because it will lie so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

At magnitude 7.0, NGC5128 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The precise position of NGC5128 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
NGC5128 13h25m30s -43°01' Centaurus 7.0 0'18"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.


The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org

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