Area of Centaurus A halo probed by Hubble

This image shows one of the areas of Centaurus A's halo probed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys.

Hubble's unique capabilities allowed astronomers to analyse the faint stars in the halo, which can be seen in this image along with the brighter foreground stars in the Milky Way, and the much more distant background galaxies.

The larger context for this image can be found in the widefield annotated image of Centaurus A.

Credit:

Image credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA
Acknowledgement: Marina Rejkuba (European Southern Observatory)

About the Image

Id:heic1415d
Type:Observation
Release date:22 July 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1415
Size:3958 x 3880 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 20 43.71
Position (Dec):-42° 35' 24.29"
Field of view:3.29 x 3.23 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 20.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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