Starfield centred on the Southern Cross

Starfield centred on the Southern Cross

R610/0148 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 28.0MB

Downloadable file size: 6.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Splendid starfield centred on the constellation of the Southern Cross. It shows a region of the Milky Way extremely rich in star clusters, dark and bright nebulae (pink). The circular dark area at centre left is known as the Coal Sack Nebula, a dark nebula formed by dust which blots out many stars in the background. The pink region at the extreme centre right is Eta Carinae, a giant emission nebula with a diameter of about 300 light years. Omega Centauri, the brightest and largest globular star cluster in the sky, is the bright white object at top left close to the edge of the frame. Alpha and Beta Centauri (centre left) are the two brightest stars in the frame.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, coal sack, coal sack nebula, cosmology, crux australis, dark, dark nebula, eta carinae, field, nebula, science, southern cross, star, starfield, stars, stellar

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.