Constellation Crux

The Coalsack in the constellation of Crux is one of the most prominent dark nebulae visible to the unaided eye. A beautiful sight in the southern sky, the Coalsack casts a dark silhouette against the Milky Way’s bright stripe of stars. The Coalsack is located approximately 600 light-years away from Earth.

Credit:

ESO/S. Brunier

About the Image

Id:crux_pano_1_2
Type:Observation
Release date:21 February 2013, 11:26
Size:3864 x 3864 px

About the Object

Name:Crux Constellation
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• X - Stars
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 21 49.85
Position (Dec):-62° 38' 11.20"
Field of view:1978.96 x 1978.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 13.8° left of vertical

 

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