Higher-resolution version: 1280 x 1024
Object Type:Lenticular galaxy (S0 pec)
Size: 26' x 20'
NGC 5128 has the overall morphology of a lenticular or elliptical galaxy, but also contains a large dust lane, which suggests that it is the result of the merger of two galaxies. It is a prominent radio source, hence its alternate designation of Centaurus A.
102-ED/ST-10XME/Astrodon RGB filters/Losmandy G-11/Gemini