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Centaurus A

(NGC 5128, Caldwell 77)
(nearby radio galaxy)

Centaurus A (NGC 5128 or Caldwell 77) is a nearby radio galaxy (one of the Council of Giants) with an AGN that has a relativistic jet. Its SMBH of about 55 million solar masses has been a target of the Event Horizon Telescope. Distance determinations have varied, generally in the 3-4 Mpc range.


(galaxy,jet)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaurus_A
https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/byname?objname=ngc5128
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01417-w
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.00093.80Mpc12.4MlyCentaurus A
Coordinates:Centaurus A
J132527.6-430109

Referenced by page:
Council of Giants

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