The Milky Way arches above the landscape with the Magellan Clouds visible to the left.
The "tire tracks" from the red giant Antares in Scorpius to the center of the Milky way are clearly visible.
The first part of the Milky Way shows the constellation of Crux really low in the sky with the dark patch of the coalsack nebula next to it. Then Alpha & Beta Centauri can be seen as a bright pair before Scorpius and Sagitarius.
Domes of light pollution from nearby cities and towns can be seen at different parts of the horizon
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A 50% moon rising with colors enhanced to show the different materials in the lunar surface. These are real colors! I just popped them up, see? The photo is a mosaic where each panel is also a stack of several photos, more than 200 photos were used for the final 92 megapixel image.
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Our neighboor galaxy, the LMC, is not really an irregular galaxy,it has a marked central bar and two little spiral arms. One of those arms can be seen in this photo. It took some overprocessing to show the spiral arm but I believe it is visible.
Several nebulas, clusters and of course the Tarantula nebula are also highlighted.
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