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If any more evidence were needed, it is provided by radio astronomers, who see Fornax A as one of the strongest and largest sources in the sky, with radio lobes extending over several degrees of sky. However, unlike the faint optical extensions, the radio lobes extend roughly E-W across the sky. There is another southern galaxy with many of these characteristics -- dusty elliptical, faint outer shells and somewhat detached from a cluster of galaxies. This is NGC 5128, Centaurus A, a confimed merger remnant.
n1316_d NGC 1316-17, deep image of Fornax A
AAT 7. Centaurus A, NGC 5128
AAT 7a. Centaurus A, NGC 5128 (wide field)
AAT 52. Detail in the dust lane of NGC 5128
UKS 32. The field of NGC 5128 (Centaurus A, landscape format)
Constellation of Fornax (external site)
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