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Contains:  NGC 4852, NGC 4349, The star μ1Cru, The star ζCru, The star λMus, The star εCru, The star βMus, The star δCru, The star α2Cru, The star Gacrux (γCru), The star α1Cru, Mimosa (βCru), The star Becrux, Part of the constellation Musca (Mus), The constellation Crux (Cru)
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Crux - The Southern Cross, 


Crux - The Southern Cross

Crux - The Southern Cross

Technical card

Resolution: 1920x1282

Dates:March 16, 2015

Frames: 1x30"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.07% job: 642309

RA center: 187.510 degrees

DEC center: -61.985 degrees

Pixel scale: 25.358 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.571 degrees

Field radius: 8.131 degrees


A single 30 second sub using a modified Canon 6D and a Canon 135mm f/2 L lens @ f/2 and ISO 1600 mounted on the AstroTrac.

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Taken in South Africa on 16 March 2015.



License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Crux - The Southern Cross,