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360° Southern Sky - December 2012 (8mm 5DII).jpg
A fish-eye 360° image of the entire southern sky, taken from Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia, December 13/14, 2012, using an 8mm Sigma fish-eye lens and Canon 5D MkII camera for a stack of 4 x 8 minute exposures at f/4 and ISO 800. The ground silhouette is from just one frame to minimize blurring of the horizon - all images were tracked. Orion and Jupiter are at left (west), Sirius, Canis Major, Puppis and Vela are near centre in the Milky Way, while Crux and Carina are rising at right (east). South is at top over the cottage, north at bottom over Timor Rock. The Magellanic Clouds are at top right over the cottage. The large Gum Nebula is at centre in Vela; Barnard's Loop on Orion is at left.