Southern Cross with Coal Sack

Besides the image with 85 mm focal length we created a high resolution 20-frame mosaic of the famous Southern Cross with the Coal Sack, which is indeed not so dark as seen with unaided eye.

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Date:April 2022
Optics: Williams Optic RedCat 51
Aperture: 51 mm
Focal Length: 250 mm
Camera: ASI 071 MC
Exposure: 20 frame mosaic
together 232 x 300 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity, Photoshop
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