A Kite in the Southern Sky

Just as if they had been dotted on top of the myriads of glowing suns in the Milky Way, this image depicts some of the brightest stars of the southern sky: on the right, in a rhomboidal shape reminding that of a kite, are the four stars of the constellation Crux, the Southern cross; in the lower left part, instead, shine the two most brilliant stars of the constellation Centaurus, the Centaur.

Credit:

ESO/Yuri Beletsky

About the Image

Id:yb_southerncross_cc
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:3876 x 2562 px

About the Object

Name:Crux Constellation
Type:• Solar System : Star
• Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
• X - Stars
Constellation:Crux

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 22 30.66
Position (Dec):-62° 20' 6.83"
Field of view:1466.51 x 969.27 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 10.8° left of vertical
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