Coalsack in Southern Milky Way, Chile

Coalsack in Southern Milky Way
Hacienda Los Andes, Chile   –   January 25, 2017
Canon EOS 7D Mark II   *   Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM   *   ISO 3200   *   30 sec @ f/2.8

The Coalsack Dark Nebula at left is a dark patch of dust in the Milky Way seen from the southern hemisphere. The South Celestial Pole is below the frame.

The four bright stars to the upper right of the Coalsack form the Southern Cross; its long axis points south to the pole.

At far right is the bright Eta Carina Nebula, easily visible with the naked eye in dark southern skies and a region of intense star formation.

Mosaic 2x2 of 4 frames with 50mm lens.

EOS 7D Mark II and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.8 on a Star Adventurer sky tracker.

Photo ID: 20170125-3015-Pano-5

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