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Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross
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Alpha Centauri and the Southern Cross

January 2, 2006
This photo shows, in a wide-field image obtained with an Hasselblad 2000 FC camera by Claus Madsen (ESO), a region around the Southern Cross, seen in the right of the image (Kodak Ektachrome 200, 70 min exposure time). Alpha Centauri is the bright yellowish star seen at the middle left, one of the "Pointers" to the star at the top of the Southern Cross.


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