Inner Radio Lobes of Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

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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.

Investigator(s):  J.0. Burns, E.J. Schreier, and E.D. Feigelson

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 1980-10-00 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band L 
    Wavelength 20 cm 
    Frequency 1.4 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 13:22:30.00, Dec: -42:45:30.00 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.1833 x 0.1833 degrees  
    Technical Caption VLA - C-configuration using 25 antennas.  

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