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Stargazing A southern sky image

  1. Nov 19, 2017 #1

    davenn

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    An image specially for those in the northern hemisphere that wont see these things .....
    upper right - Southern Cross (on it's side) on the lower side of it, the Coal Sack Nebula. Lower centre, the two pointers, Alpha and Beta Centauri. and finally in the upper left, the huge globular cluster - Omega Centauri
    Canon 5D3, 70-200mm @ f/l=70mm, f2.8, ISO2000, 30 sec exp

    2015_04_11_3595-2sm.jpg
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2017 #2

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    I managed to grab an image of it from northern Louisiana, but it was seriously aberrated thanks to being situated so close to the horizon. :frown:

    Beautiful image however!
     
  4. Nov 19, 2017 #3

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    image of ? Omega Centauri ?


    thankyou :smile:

    just going back few a few images from 2015 - 2016 that I hadn't had time to process
     
  5. Nov 19, 2017 #4

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    Yep.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2017 #5

    davenn

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    it's a beautiful globular, not sure if I have posted an image of it on PF in the past or not ?
    let me find a pic
     
  7. Nov 19, 2017 #6

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  8. Nov 19, 2017 #7

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    here we go, just a crop and a little sharpening

    2015_04_11_3589sm.jpg
     
  9. Dec 6, 2017 #8
    From where I used to live this was a naked eye object, you had to have good seeing and dark adapted eyes and also know where to look, now
    I've move into town it's gone :( and I'm only in a 2 dark sky area!
     
  10. Dec 6, 2017 #9

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    Hi Simon,

    yeah, I can only occasionally see it from my home location from the inner west suburbs of Sydney, Oz

    the above images were taken from one of my dark sites about an hour drive to the NW of home

    Dave
     
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