Southern Cross or Crux
My first post here. I always wanted to take photographs of the stars and now I have. Not much right now, but it is a start. 15 seconds, F 4.0 and did the stars move At 100% crop, it is possible to see them move. Rigt now I have no mount to stop that and had to use a normal tripod. No stacking either, just one shot at it.
Two pointers Left and the cross itself on the right. I stay in Johannesburg and this is from my house on the city edge.
ISO 400 and 53mm
In the foot of the cross you will find Acrux, the brightest star of this constellation. Acrux is really a double-star system. Despite its small area, Crux contains at least ten open clusters visible with small telescopes.
Because it is not visible from most latitudes in the Northern hemisphere, Crux is a modern constellation and has no Greek or Roman myths associated with it. Crux was used by explorers of the southern hemisphere to point south since, unlike the north celestial pole, the south celestial pole is not marked by any bright star.