NGC 5128, or the "hamburger' galaxy in Centarus. A giant elliptical galaxy swallowing a large edge-on spiral. The elliptical component is samon pink to predominantly old, Population II stars, as it has run out of gas and dust to form new stars. The edge-on spiral component is gas and dust rich, and the collision has triggered the birth of bright blue stars. The elliptical component harbours a supermassive black hole, which is ejecting a highly collimated relativistic jet. The half of the beam pointing most toward the earth can be just barely made out as an inner and an outer very thin, pale blue, broken streak heading toward about 10:30.
L: 16 hrs, RGB 7hrs each, all in 1hr subs, split between an Aspen CG16M and an STL11K. 20" PlaneWave on MI-760 fork. Field approx 36'arc.