ECKHARD SLAWIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ECKHARD SLAWIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Southern celestial pole. Optical image of a starfield around the southern celestial pole. The pole, in the faint constellation Octans, the octant, is at centre. The brightest star in this field is Beta Chamaeleontis (just left of bottom centre) in the neighbouring constellation Chamaeleon.
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