Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Crux (Cru)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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Wide field image of the Crux region and surroundings, 



    
        

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Wide field image of the Crux region and surroundings
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Wide field image of the Crux region and surroundings

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 Lii

Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR 5DmkIII

Mounts: Celestron CG-5 AS-GT

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight PixInsinght



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 295025

RA center: 12h 35' 25"

DEC center: -62° 52' 19"

Pixel scale: 44.537 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -176.001 degrees

Field radius: 15.442 degrees


Resolution: 620x830

Locations: Sutherland dark Skies, Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa

Description

Wide field image of the Crux region and surroundings.
The Southern Cross is visible middle of the frame, with the Running Chicken nebula (IC 2944) to the right, and the Coal Sack dark nebula below the Southern Cross.

Little wisps of dark nebula visible in the entire region.

Imaging data:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70mm Lii F/2,8

6x 180sec integrated
Total: 18min

No calibration frames applied

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Wide field image of the Crux region and surroundings, 



    
        

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