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Image of Crux

I have been contacted by somebody who is preparing a paper on the Southern Cross. They would like a nice photo of the constellation to use as an illustration – credit given, of course.

Might anyone have a suitable image? Colour is preferred. This could be a shot just showing the area of the constellation itself, or a wider-field shot so long as Crux is clearly visible.

All the best,

Jeremy Shears

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A couple

Do you want them posted here or sent direct to you?

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Crux Images

Thanks Grant. The ideal way would be to post to you BAA Members Page and let me know you have done it - I can download from there. Alternatively (and this also goes for people who don't have a Members Page) send directly to me via email. My email address is in the Journal, or use the "send email" button below my name.

I will share any images I receive in the next week with the person who has raised the question and let them choose.

All the best,

Jeremy

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Two colour and one monochrome image added. There must be lots of BAA members with better pictures though.... Nik?

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Crux

Nice pictures. Can the "False Cross" be seen on them?

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Souther Cross from Queensland

I have a load of frames of the southern sky taken from a beach in Queensland but I've never got around to processing most of them since there was a lot of drifting cloud. They were all taken with a camera on a fixed tripod so the exposures are short. I have a set of Crux and I've uploaded one frame here. It did get a nice set of the LMC and this is the only set I have every processed. The final version is here. Timelapses of the rest are here.

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Also, in the "how far south

Also, in the "how far south can you see from the Canary Islands" here's a picture of the top half of Crux on the horizon taken from La Palma.

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Crux Images

Many thanks Nick and Grant - some great images there!

Jeremy