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Emu's Egg and Planets, 





    
        

            Alex Cherney
Emu's Egg and Planets

Emu's Egg and Planets

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Imaging telescope or lens:Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Imaging camera:CANON EOS 6D Canon 6D

Resolution: 1600x2400

Dates:Feb. 2, 2019

Frames: 1x10"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.01%

Astrometry.net job: 2508232

RA center: 263.853 degrees

DEC center: -42.677 degrees

Pixel scale: 168.579 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 115.986 degrees

Field radius: 67.535 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

In Australia, the Emu (see the outline in the annotated revision) is stretched across one of the most familiar objects in the night sky, the Milky Way. Look closely at the the Southern Cross and you'll see its head as a dark smudge (the Coal Sack) tucked near the bottom left hand corner of the constellation. Its neck passes between the two pointer stars, and its dark body stretches the length of our luminous galaxy. The Emu in the Sky has featured in Aboriginal storytelling for thousands of years (source: ABC - Australia's first astronomers, http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/07/27/2632463.htm).

The early morning alignment of the Moon and planets on February 2nd, 2019 was too beautiful to miss and the Moon in this image looks like an egg, just laid by the Emu in the Sky. Underneath the Moon to the right is Saturn, above - Venus, Jupiter and bright yellow star Antares.

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