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News Release 88 of 122

May 14, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-14

Hubble Provides Multiple Views of How to Feed a Black Hole

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About the Object
Object Name: Centaurus A (NGC 5128)
Position (J2000): Right ascension: 13: 25.5 (hours : minutes)
Declination: -43 : 01 (degrees : minutes)
Constellation: Centaurus (southern sky)
Diameter: 18.2 (arc minutes)
Magnitude: 7.0
Distance: 10 million light-years