Gems of southern sky

Part of the southern Milky Way, around the constellations of Centaurus, Crux and Carina. In the center of the image, the majestic Southern Cross (Crux) constellation, symbol of ESO, takes the central stage with dark Coalsack Nebula close by. On the left, brightest stars of Centaurus can be seen with theit typical colours. The brighter one is Alpha Centauri, one of the closest stars to our Sun. Right part of the view belngs to prominent Carina Nebula, one of the most significant of its type in the whole sky.

Credit:

ESO/P. Horálek

About the Image

Id:2019_07_03_SouthernCross_SSpikes_Fin-CC
Type:Photographic
Release date:17 September 2019, 15:53
Size:5412 x 3597 px

About the Object

Name:Crux Constellation
Type:Milky Way
Category:Stars

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