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Southern Cross & Carina Nebula (50mm 60Da).jpg
The region of the Southern Cross, Crux, at left and around the Carina Nebula, at right. To the left of the Southern Cross is the dark Coal Sack. Open star clusters around the Carina Nebula are NGC 3532 (at upper left of nebula), IC 2602, the Southern Pleiades (below the nebula), and NGC 3114 (right of nebula). Taken on a hazy night, so the glows around stars are natural and not introduced from a filter. This is a stack of 5 x 6 minute exposures at f/2.8 with the Sigma 50mm lens and Canon 60Da at ISO 800, on the iOptron SkyTracker. Taken from Coonabarbran, NSW, Australia, March 22, 2014.