Southern Milky Way

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
Canon 7D
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 prime
ISO 1600
Exp 30 sec


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