Milky Way around Crux
Wide-angle image of the Coalsack region. 400mm telephoto lens, 12 minute exposure.
Contributor: Dany Duprez
The bright stars of Crux are almost lost in the glow of the rich Milky Way. The large dark detail-rich feature near the centre of the frame is the Coalsack.
The most prominent pink-red glow to the right of Crux is IC 2944/IC 2948. Other bright spots include Gum 39 & Gum 41.
Beautifully shown is my favourite dark nebula: Crux points directly at it, nestled amongst the stars of Musca – the Dark Doodad.
nothing more to see. please move along.