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Galaxy NGC 4945

Galaxy NGC 4945, an edge on spiral galaxy in the constellation Centarus. This galaxy contains more than one billion stars! The image was taken with a CCD camera on the 40 inch telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. The line running through the image is a flaw in the CCD camera. Click here for a larger image of this galaxy.


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