NGC 4945 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Centaurus, and near the bright star, Zeta Centauri. The galaxy was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826. It is thought to be similar to the Milky Way Galaxy, although X-ray observations show that NGC 4945 has an unusual energetic Seyfert 2 nucleus that might house a large black hole.
- Imaging telescopes or lenses: MEADE LX850 12″
- Imaging cameras: Meade Starlock
- Mounts: Meade LX850 Starlock
- Guiding cameras: SBIG ST-8300C
- Software: Nebulosity 3.2, Photoshop, Maxim DL, Software Bisque The Sky X
- Resolution: 3030×1845
- Dates: April 23, 2015
- Frames: 24×600″
- Integration: 4.0 hours
- Avg. Moon age: 4.52 days
- Avg. Moon phase: 21.43%
- Locations: Canopo’s Observatory, Perth, WA, Australia
Author: Fabian Rodriguez
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