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The region between the Southern Cross and the Eta Carinae Nebula is one of the richest in the sky.

Instrument:   Nikon 105mm/2.5 lens, piggybacked on Vixen 102-ED on a Great Polaris mount
F-ratio:  f/2.8
  2 x 20 minutes, one filtered, one unfiltered, manually guided
  E200, pushed one stop to 320
  June 20 and 21, 2001
  Chisamba, Zambia
Technical Notes:
  One exposure was taken through a diffusion filter and digitally blended with an unfiltered image to create the final image seen here.

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