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Room With A View by CapturingTheNight Room With A View by CapturingTheNight
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.


"Room With A View"

Lookout on top of Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia.

At the top of the image is the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) which are dwarf satellite galaxies of our own Milky Way. The LMC is home to the very large star forming region of the Tarantula Nebula (brighter greenish patch). The bright spot just to the right of the SMC is the second largest globular cluster in the night sky 47 Tucanae which contains millions of stars. In the lower section of the image to the left of the hut are Alpha and Beta Centauri, the closest star system to our own Sun. Above that in the Milky Way is the Southern Cross (Crux) Constellation and the dark Coal Sack Nebula. Further along the plane of the Milky Way is the Carina Nebula star forming region.

I love southern hemisphere skies.

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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
The Tarantula Nebula is home to the brightest known star: R136a1. It's absolute magnitude is incredible; -12.6. I truly like this image. Great work. :) (Smile) 
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
My pleasure. :) (Smile) 
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jessjonah4evr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Amazing photos..
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose: You've been Featured HERE :rose:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature :D
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animegamersnstuff Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow...this is a beautiful picture you took, everything looks absolutely breath-taking ^w^
I'd say you were lucky to be able to capture such a wonderful sight :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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animegamersnstuff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you are very welcome :)
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