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Rising of the Emu

Andrew Murrell

Umina, Australia

Artist's Description

The Milky Way when seen from a good dark sky may look like an Emu. this image taken with a Nikon D300 from a property in Bucketty in the Newcastle/Hunter region.
The Coal Sack near the constelation of Crux is the head of the Emu. The neck is the patteren of light and dark lanes that run down from the pointers to the start of Scorpio. At this point the dark lanes start to spread out to form the body of the Emu. From the lattitude of Sydney during the months of April to June you can catch teh Emu standing on the horizion near sunset. This is a single image 15 minutes long. Short enouth not to blur the milkyway completly but long enough to amke the stars trail. You willnotice that to the right of the image the star trails are very short. this is due to the south celestial pole near there. the Left hand side of the image stats to show long trails and the stars seem to now curve in the opposite direction. Thats because they are. this was taken with an 11mm lens and it has shown the star field north of the celestial equator where the stars appear to revolve around the North pole.

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