Looking south into the Sagittarius_Carina Arm of the Milky Way as it rises above the Ophir Road, in Bathurst NSW Australia.
Yellow-white Alpha Centauri lies at centre of the image – the 3rd brightest star in the southern sky and the closest star to our own at 4.3 light years. Below Alpha C lies the blue giant triple star Hadar at 390 light years distant.
The Southern Cross and Coalsack is visible – and caught in the telegraph wires lies the Eta Carina Nebula.
Imaged 4 September 2013 at 1900 hrs
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 prime
Exp 30 sec