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Contains:  kappa Cru cluster, Jewel Box, NGC 4755, NGC 4349, The star λCru, The star ιCru, The star θ1Cru, The star ζCru, The star εCru, The star δCru, The star α2Cru, The star Gacrux (γCru), The star α1Cru, Mimosa (βCru), The star Becrux, The constellation Crux (Cru)
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Crux or Southern Cross - Constellation & Objects, 


            Ray Caro
Crux or Southern Cross - Constellation & Objects

Crux or Southern Cross - Constellation & Objects

Technical card

Resolution: 2629x2844

Dates:July 1, 2018

Frames: 70x60"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.50% job: 2135722

RA center: 186.025 degrees

DEC center: -60.171 degrees

Pixel scale: 10.615 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 34.311 degrees

Field radius: 5.710 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Here is the entire constellation of the Southern Cross and most of all its remarkable objects mentioned by astrometry.

I have already photographed all these objects, and most have been published. The last ones will follow.

Crux is the smallest of the 88 constellations. It was previously part of Centaurus.

The Southern Cross is an important asterism of the southern hemisphere because it allows to find the south pole celestial.



Ray Caro
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Crux or Southern Cross - Constellation & Objects, 


            Ray Caro