Thursday, November 22, 2007
The Southern Cross
If'n ya travel half way around the world, ya do kinda need to check out the Southern Cross.
There's a good bit less air pollution and light pollution going on down here, so the sky is filled with a bit more stuff ;)
There are a few "false crosses" near the Southern Cross. They're bigger and boxier, but the easiest way to tell the Southern Cross is it has a little fifth star. It's a bit dim in the picture so I've circled it.
It's easiest to have a friend point it out the first time, then it's clear as day.