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Centaurus "The Centaur" comes to us from the ancient greeks and like his nearby cousin, Sagittarius, represents a half-man, half-horse mythological centaur.
Centaurus is considered by the greeks to represent Chiron, the king of the Centaurs. Chiron was famious for his skills in hunting, medicine, poetry, and music. He was the tutor of both Jason the Argonaut and the hero Hercules, and taught Ophiuchus the healer.


Lupus "The Wolf" or beast, is also sometimes considered to be a wild dog. The Greeks and later the Romans couldn't quite make up their minds on this one.
Lupus is usually pictured as being skewered on a lance being carried by Centaurus.



06/15/2012 - 4 seconds, StellaCam II and Cannon 5.5 CCTV lens



Deep-Sky objects located in the Constellation of Centaurus:



NGC 5128 (galaxy) "Centaurus A" - 05/18/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 45 seconds




NGC5139 (globular cluster) "Omega Centauri" - 05/20/2012 - 8x60 Binoculars




NGC5102 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5161 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5188 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5193 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5253 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5292 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5291 & 5302 & IC4329 & IC4239A (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5304 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5357 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5419 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5494 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5488 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




Centaurus (wide field) - 05/23/2012

taken from Anna Marie Island, South Florida - Nikon Coolpix S570 digital camera



Deep-Sky objects located in the Constellation of Lupus:


NGC5824 (globular cluster) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 8 seconds




NGC5843 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5968 (galaxy) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 12 seconds




NGC5986 (globular cluster) - 06/14/2012 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 and .5 focal reducer @ 10 seconds






Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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