BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Centaurus A


Fabio Mirra, Jean-Christophe Philippe and Didier RedigerLiz­lov, remotely via

El Sauce Observator­y, Chile, 15 April 2020

Didier says:

“We are a team of three friends, ‘Los Calvos’, and this image of Centaurus A was the first light of our remote setup at El Sauce Observator­y in the Río Hurtado Valley, Chile. One of our challenges was to be able to render the hydrogen jets of this beautiful galaxy.”

Equipment: Moravian Instrument­s G4-16000 camera, PlaneWave Instrument­s CDK 12.5-inch astrograph, Astro-Physics 1100 GTO mount Exposure: LRGB 18h 30’,

Ha 28h Software:

PixInsight, Photoshop

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