The Many Faces of Centaurus A*
and a collection of pictures from all wavelength bands

*was a conference held in Sydney, Australia, June 28 - July 03, 2009.


During the conference, six "Faces" of Cen A were displayed in posters along the walls in the conference room.
Here they are presented to start this section.


(Many thanks to Ángel R. López-Sánchez who provided the posters.)


Klick on the image to display a larger (2x) version or klick on the link to the full version.
Cen A poster
Conference Poster
© Á.R.L-S.
full version (11 MB)
Cen A optical
Deep optical image of NGC 5128
© Michael Sidonio
full version (16.5 MB)
Gas
Ionized gas in the optical jet of NGC 5128
© Simon Ellis et al.
full version (19 MB)
X-ray
X ray/Optical/Radio image of Centaurus A.
© Chandra/VLA/DSS
full version (8.5 MB)
UV
GALEX UV image of NGC 5128
© NASA, Á.R.L-S.
full version (18.6 MB)
MIR
MIR image of NGC 5128
© NASA/Spitzer
full version (8.4 MB)
Multiwavelength
Multiwavelegth view of Centaurus A
© ESO & NASA
full version (13.6 MB)


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... more pictures from all wavelength bands :

Note: all pictures (whenever possible) have been oriented with North up and East left.

Radio image of the whole sky at 408 MHz;
Cen A is the 10o N-S extended object in the right upper quadrant, close to, but separated from the emission of the inner Galaxy.

(360ox180o)

Original sky map from Haslam et al. 1982

Radio image centered on Centaurus A. Outer lobes at 408 MHz
Haslam et al. 1982

(20ox20o)

WMAP mircowave image of the whole sky at 23 GHz;
Cen A is the 10o N-S extended object in the right upper quadrant, close to, but separated from the emission of the inner Galaxy.

(360ox180o)

LAMBDA web page

Planck mircowave image of the whole sky from 30 to 857 GHz;
Cen A is the 10o N-S extended object in the right upper quadrant, close to, but separated from the emission of the inner Galaxy.

(360ox180o)

ESA web page

Radio image with polarization of the total Centaurus A region.
Outer lobes at 6.3 cm (4.75 GHz).
Junkes et al. 1993

(5ox9o)

Figure in PostScript

First full aperture synthesis image of Centaurus A at 1.4 GHz continuum.
CSIRO Media Release - 3 July 2009

(5ox9o)

Radio image of the inner lobes at 6 cm (4.9 GHz; VLA).
Burns & Price 1983

(8'x8')

Radio image of the inner lobes at 21 cm.
Chandra Photo Album : Cen A Arcs

(8'x8')

Infrared image from the 2 Micron All Sky Survey ( 2MASS)

(8'x8')

Overlay of radio image of the inner lobes at 6 cm (4.9 GHz; VLA) and the optical image.
Burns & Price 1983

(8'x8')

Optical image of the central region; Hubble Space Telescope.

Optical image of the central region (red filter); ESO first light VLT telescope UT1.

The orientation of the image is such that north is at the right upper corner and east at the left upper corner
Optical image; Anglo Australian Telescope.

(13'x10')

Dust lane - optical image; Anglo Australian Telescope.

(13'x10')

Deep optical image; UK Schmidt Telescope.

(50'x80')
see also
Malin D.F., Quinn P.J., and Graham J.A.
1983, Ap.J. (Letters) 272, L5-L7

Chandra X-ray image;
composite of two observations 1999 / 2000

(10' x 6')

Gamma-ray image (1-30 MeV) centered on Centaurus A (COMPTEL).
Steinle et al. 1998

(40ox40o !)

Schematic representation of the inner (12') structure of Cen A.
Figure 1 from Morganti et al. 1991 .


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optical

Centaurus A from
DSS

DSS example page

x-ray

Centaurus A with
Chandra
(1999-09-10)

Chandra Photo Album

optical

Centaurus A with
VLT-Kueyen + FORS2
(2000-01-31 / 2000-02-01)

ESO Press Release February 8, 2000 (05-00)

optical

Centaurus A with
VLT-Kueyen + FORS2
(2000-01-31 / 2000-02-01)
enlargement of a section of previous picture

ESO Press Release February 8, 2000 (05-00)

model

Model of Centaurus A nuclear region

STSCI press release 1998-05-14 (PR98-14)

optical

Centaurus A nuclear region

STSCI press release 1998-05-14 (PR98-14)

optical

Centaurus A dust lane mosaic.

Original image: WFPC2 (E. Schreier) in
STSCI press release 1998-05-14 (PR98-14)

optical

Centaurus A.

Original image: VLT Kueyen + FORS2
(ESO Press Release February 8, 2000 (05-00))

x-ray

X-ray image with jet visible (ROSAT).
Döbereiner et al. 1996

(20'x20')

x-ray

Chandra X-ray image

Chandra press release 2001-11-23)

multiwavelength

Centaurus A
multicolor composite

Chandra composites
(# 4)

multiwavelength

Centaurus A
multicolor composite including Chandra data

Chandra press release 2002-08-07)

infrared

infrared image (ISO) overlayed on optical image
Astronomy Picture of the Day (2002-02-02)
optical

Blue arc of young stars in Cen A
Astronomy Picture of the Day (2002-10-17)

Peng et al. (2002)

X-ray + radio

overlay of Chandra X-ray image with radio continuum and 21 cm line emission

Chandra Photo Album :
Cen A Arcs

Karovska et al. (2002)

optical + radio + CO emission

Cen A shells

ESO Press release 05/00 :
Cen A Shells

Charmandaris V. et al. (2002)

optical

Cen A shells

Peng et al. , NOAO image gallery

optical

Cen A

ESO PR 13/03
2003-06-10

radio (1.2 mm)

Cen A

ESO Messenger 109, 18-21 (2002) Fig.5

infrared (3.6-8.0 µm)

Cen A

Spitzer Press Release
2004-06-01

optical
Cen A
optical image (CFHT/MegaCam)
Astronomy Picture of the Day (2006-07-04)
optical
Cen A
optical image 2006

Capella Observatory
multiwavelength
Cen A
Centaurus A
multicolor composite including Chandra data

Chandra press release 2008-01-09

optical, submillimeter, X-ray
Cen A multiwavelength
Centaurus A
multicolor composite including APEX (870 µm) data

ESO press release 2009-01-28

radio, optical
Cen A multiwavelength
Centaurus A
optical, VLT, VLA, composite
unfortunately the position of the radiolobes is shifted by ~ 10" towards left
Sterne und Weltraum, 1/2008, p. 29
VHE, E>100 GeV
Cen A VHE
Centaurus A
H.E.S.S.:  VHE, E>100 GeV

Aharonian, et al. (HESS Collaboration, 2009)

L'Observatoire de Paris press release 2009-03-20
infrared: J, H, K
(6' x 6' approximately)
Cen A with SOFI
Centaurus A
SOFI at NTT, ESO

ESO Photo Release 44/09
Watching a Cannibal Galaxy Dine
ultraviolet
Cen A with GALEX
Centaurus A
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC
GALEX stellite
radio, X-ray
X-ray and radio jet
inner 4000 light years

Chandra X-ray, VLA, composite

2003-04-01: RAS Press Notice
radio (VLBI)
TANAMI Cen A
the central part of the Cen A jet as seen with TANAMI

2011-05-20: NASA feature
UV to near-infrared
Central part of Cen A
central part of Cen A with Hubble

2011-06-16: NASA/Hubble/ESA press release
optical
Cen A with WFI
A Deeper Look at Cen A
(50 hours)
2012-05-16: ESO photo release
radio (1.3)
(6' x 6' approximately)
ALMA radio image
ALMA Turns its Eyes to
Centaurus A
2012-05-31: ESO photo release
optical
( 45' x 34' )
120 hr image
Extreme Deep Field
120 Hours


© Rolf Olsen (2014)

(original orientation
is rotated by 180 deg)
optical
( 58' x 88' )
Sidoniao / Olson
Extreme Deep Field

© Mike Sidonio & Rolf Olsen (2013)

A composite image showing the size of the radio glow from the galaxy Centaurus A in comparison to the full Moon. The foreground antennas are of CSIRO's ATCA, which gathered the data for the Centaurus A image.
CSIRO Media Release - 3 July 2009
conference poster
Poster of the international conference
The Many Faces of Centaurus A, Sydney, Australia, June 28 - July 03, 2009
picture by M. Harcastle
"Cen A" (Moon) over Circular Quay in Sydney taken by Martin Hardcastle during the Cen A conference in Sydney, Australia, June 28 - July 03, 2009
"Attending this conference all day, you start to see Cen A everywhere ..." (M. Hardcastle during his talk)
artist's impression

the transient?

Painting by Joe Tucciarone.


Note: all pictures (whenever possible) have been oriented with North up and East left.

See also the Hubble Space Telescope pages for more pictures and information!

Cen A related animations (HST)

A movie zooming into the heart of Cen A (ESO)

Hubblecast 46: A tour of Centaurus A (ESA; 2011-06-16)

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