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Circinus - The Compasses
Southern Milky Way: Coal Sack,
Crux, and Carina
Photo copyright Ed Flaspoehler
- La Serena, Chile, 1986
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is a faint constellation, easily lost in the clutter of the Milky Way. It can,
however, be located without much effort as a small and narrow triangle of stars
just below Alpha Centauri, the bright star on the bottom end of
Centaurus also known as Rigel Kent.
NGC 5823 is an open cluster included on the AL's
Southern Sky Binocular list.
Deep Sky Objects in Centaurus
The following objects are on the Astronomical League's Southern Sky Binocular List
NOTE: Urn number indicates page in Uranometria
SA number indicates page in Sky Atlas 2000
PA is position angle for Galaxies
Photos © Copyright Edward P. Flaspoehler, Jr.
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