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The Southern Cross

A sea of stars around the Southern Cross.

 

A Mosaic of 15 x 6MP images taken over 9 nights

Field (per tile): 210 x 140 arcminutes

Field (Total): Approx. 9 x 9 degrees

Exposures (per tile): 12 x 10 minutes (2 hours)

 

Exposures (total): 30 hours

 

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED with 0.37 Reducer.

Focal Length: 390mm

Camera: QHY8 Mark 1

Pixels: 3032 x 2016 x 7.8um

 

2009 Malin Awards - Winner (Semi-professional)

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Taken on January 1, 2014