Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross

In a wide-field image obtained with an Hasselblad 2000 FC camera by Claus Madsen (ESO), a region around the Southern Cross, seen in the right of the image (Kodak Ektachrome 200, 70 min exposure time). Alpha Centauri is the bright yellowish star seen at the middle left, one of the "Pointers" to the star at the top of the Southern Cross.

Credit:

ESO, Claus Madsen

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About the Image

Id:eso0542a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 December 2005
Related releases:eso0542
Size:3761 x 2322 px

About the Object

Name:Alpha Centauri, Crux Constellation
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
• X - Stars
Distance:4 light years

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Notes: Image made using a Hasselblad 2000 FC camera by Claus Madsen (ESO).

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