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Saturday, October 1, 2011

New DSS2 image of the Southern Cross and the Coalsack

New DSS2 image of the Southern Cross and the Coalsack
Click on the image for full resolution (3.1 MB)

This is a new Digital Sky Survey 2 image of the Southern Cross and the Coalsack in the southern sky. The field is 9 degrees across. The Coalsack is the most famous of the so-called "dark nebulae", or "absorption nebulae".
The full resolution image weighs 3.1 MB, so please be patient when downloading!
Credit: Caltech/DSS2/Wikisky.org
Processing: Jean-Baptiste Faure

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