Wide-field view of part of the Coalsack Nebula

This rich landscape is part of the small constellation of Crux (The Southern Cross). The very bright star is Alpha Crucis, also known as Acrux, one of the four stars that make up the famous cross shape. Most of the upper left part of this image is filled with dark dusty clouds that form part of the huge dark nebula called the Coalsack.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1539c
Type:Observation
Release date:14 October 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1539
Size:14328 x 10728 px

About the Object

Name:Coalsack Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Constellation:Crux
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 33 51.41
Position (Dec):-63° 48' 34.70"
Field of view:241.15 x 180.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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