Basic object information
Name: NGC 5128
Type of object: Galaxy
Magnitude: 6.8
Surface brightness: 13.6 mag/sq arcmin
Size: 18.2'x14.5'
Position angle: 35
Object classification: S0p
Description: !!vB,vL,vmE122,bifid
Notes: PA 35,Dark central band,radio source

Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 13h 25m 29.0s
Declination: -43 00' 59"

Constellation: Centaurus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Base del Teide (2280m above sea level), Tenerife, Spain
Date/Time: 16/17.4.2004 0:20

Telescope: Newton 110/805mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6,9

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 11
Visuality: II

Weather: +5C

Superb dark central band which is visible even with direct vision. Two stars "inside" the galaxy. Reminds me of Ike from South Park ;) Easiest dust lane in the entire night sky?