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Milky Way - Looking towards the South Celestial Pole, 


            Bruce Rohrlach

Milky Way - Looking towards the South Celestial Pole

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Samyang 24mm f/1.4

Imaging camera:Nikon D610 Un-mod

Software:Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

Dates:April 26, 2019

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.18%

Basic astrometry details job: 2781930

Resolution: 2019x1600

Locations: Ventnor, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), satellite galaxies under the arch of the Milky Way. Looking due south towards the South Celestial Pole of earth’s rotational axis (Phillip Island last week).

Brightest star below the Milky Way arch is Canopus just up and right of the LME. The brightest star on mid right edge is Sirius. Constellation of Orion (bottom right corner) is about to set over the Mornington Peninsula. The Carina nebula is the faint pink spot in the Milky Way band just NW of centre. The 2 very extensive and dark nebula (black-looking dust lanes) embedded within the left hand side of the Milky Way are part of the “Great Emu” in aboriginal folklore, here looking down at the LMC.



Bruce Rohrlach
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Milky Way - Looking towards the South Celestial Pole, 


            Bruce Rohrlach