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]