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Dr Ski
Valencia Observatory
12/02/2019
04:40 am

Equipment Details:

Canon EOS M100
40mm, f1. 8
6s@ISO5000

Image Details:

The Milky Way south of Canis Major is rotating into view now in the early morning.
Ancient Greeks saw Vela (the sail), Puppis (the stern) and Carina (the keel) as Argo Navis, the ship that Jason and the Argonauts sailed to fetch the Golden Fleece. I think they were successful.
The "False Cross" is often mistaken for the Southern Cross. I would never make that mistake 😏.
This section of the Southern sky is replete with Open Clusters. Give me a pair of binoculars and I'm like a bull in a candy shop. Or is it a kid in a China shop?