Inner Radio Lobes of Centaurus A (NGC 5128)
Centaurus A, at a distance of 5 Mpc, is the closest powerful radio galaxy. The general radio jet and the knots within the jet line up remarkably well with the X-ray jet recently found from Einstein Observatory observations. The structure shown here is usually referred to as the "inner-lobes" to differentiate it from the much larger ~1 degree structure seen further out.
VLA - C-configuration using 25 antennas. Image processing was performed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Legacy Astronomical Images
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Legacy Astronomical Image
J.0. Burns, E.J. Schreier, E.D. Feigelson
Very Large Array (VLA)
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA 13:22:30.000, Dec: -42:45:30.000
Field of View
0.183300 x 0.183300 degrees
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Active Galactic Nuclei Series
Radio Galaxies Unit
Legacy Astronomical Images, “Inner Radio Lobes of Centaurus A (NGC 5128),” NRAO Archives, accessed December 4, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33378.