Looking up at the Dark Emu
A view looking up to the zenith at the centre of the Galaxy and the Dark Emu formation of dark nebulas and lanes in the Milky Way stretching across the frame.— from the head of the Emu in the Coal Sack at upper right in Crux ….… to the body of the Emu at centre around the galactic core in Scorpius and Sagittarius ….… to the feet and tail of the Emu at lower left in Scutum. ..The view takes in the most spectacular features of the Milky Way, as seen from a latitude of 32° South with the galactuc centre overhead at 2:00 on a late April morning in Australia...The faint blue band running vertically at left is the Zodiacal Band. Some reddish bands of airglow are at lower right...This is a stack of 5 x 3-minute exposures with the Rokinon f/2.5 14mm SP lens at f/2.8 and filter-modified Canon 5D MKII at ISO 1600. On the iOptron Sky-Tracker from Tibuc Gardens Cottage, Coonabarabran, Australia.