Coal Sack Nebula

Coalsack Nebula

The Coalsack Dark Nebula (or simply the Coalsack) is the most prominent dark nebula in the skies, easily visible to the naked eye as a dark patch silhouetted against the southern Milky Way. The Coalsack is located at a distance of approximately 600 light years away from Earth, in the Crux constellation.

Lens : 50mm
Exposure Time : 4 Minutes, f2.5
Camera : Canon 10D
Date : February 2006
Guiding : Vixen GPDX
Location : Kaituna, Wairarapa, New Zealand