Circinus galaxy in the constellation Circinus

The Circinus galaxy is an active Seyfert galaxy with a very bright core region. It is located only about 4 degrees from the galactic equator and appears in a yellowish light due to the dust of our own galaxy in front of it.

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Optics: Planewave CDK 12.5 with Televue 0.8x reducer
Aperture: 318 mm
Focal Length: 2030 mm
Camera: Alccd 12
Exposure: 61 x 600 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop
Diameter:40,000 light years
Distance:13 million light years
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