Southern Stars

August 2, 2009 — Leave a comment

Partly to test out the use of email posting to this blog – something I’ll be using a lot next week at the IAU – I thought I’d share this wonderful photo of the Southern Cross from Flickr user joka2000.

The Southern Cross is a circumpolar constellation that is used to mark the position of the South Celestial pole. It is only visible from the Southern Hemisphere.

I have been below the equator before but didn’t get much star gazing in, die to cloud cover. So the IAU General Assembly may be my best chance to see a whole raft of stars that I’ve never seen before.

[Flickr user joka2000]

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