Inner Radio Lobes of Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

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Description

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.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

NGC5128

Investigators

J.0. Burns, E.J. Schreier, E.D. Feigelson

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1980-10-00

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

U

Wavelength

2.0 cm

Frequency

15 GHz

Center of Image

RA 13:22:30.000, Dec: -42:45:30.000

Field of View

0.183300 x 0.183300 degrees

Link to journal article

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Active Galactic Nuclei Series

Unit

Radio Galaxies Unit

Citation

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.