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night sky

This is my first attempt at imaging a portion of the Milky Way Galaxy from my back garden. The Crux Constellation and Coalsack Dark Nebula can be seen near the bottom of the photograph. At the top of the photograph the Milky Way's galatic centre is captured in this view.


Twenty stacked 20-second exposures at ISO 800, f/4.0, 17mm.


I recommend Stellarium (a free open source planetarium software) for anyone interested in looking at the night sky.


Included in the notes are the positions of: Alpha Centauri, Beta Centauri, Apus Constellation, Coalsack Dark Nebula, Crux Constellation, Milky Way Galaxy, Musca Constellation, Cat's Paw Nebula, Pipe Dark Nebula, Triangulum Australe Constellation, Southern Pleiades.

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Taken on September 1, 2010