Early Australian Optical and Radio Observations of Centaurus A

  title={Early Australian Optical and Radio Observations of Centaurus A},
  author={Peter Robertson and Glen Cozens and Wayne Orchiston and Bruce Slee and Harry Wendt},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  pages={402 - 430}
Abstract The discovery of the radio source Centaurus A and its optical counterpart NGC 5128 were important landmarks in the history of Australian astronomy. NGC 5128 was first observed in August 1826 by James Dunlop during a survey of southern objects at the Parramatta Observatory, west of the settlement at Sydney Cove. The observatory had been founded a few years earlier by Thomas Brisbane, the new governor of the British colony of New South Wales. Just over 120 years later, John Bolton… 
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