One of the most interesting parts of the Milky Way rising above the Ocean.
The very bright Eta Carina nebula, visible to the naked eye shines at the top, followed by the small but bright lambda centauri nebula. Both are pink/red in color.
Then next to the southern cross you can find the dark nebula known as the coalsack. A gigantic area of dust that occults the stars in the Mliky Way plane.
Just above the ocean the brightest globular cluster in the sky: Omega Centauri is rising. You will see it in the photo and with your naked eye as a diffuse star bigger than the normal stars. Omega has recently been upgraded to dwarf galaxy status.
The dark coalsack nebula is seen as the head of the bird with the bright star Acrux being its eye.
To the right of the Emu is the constellation of Musca (the Fly) with the Dark Doodad nebula just in the middle.
A dense area of our Milky Way packed with stars and obscured areas by dark nebulas.
A lucky shot of the summer Milky Way as seen in the South Hemisphere.
Near the horizon there’s a bright meteor and a small hint of lightning.
The bright red nebula at the top is the Eta Carina Nebula, below you will find the smalled lambda Centauri nebula (running chicken) and the dark Coalsack nebula just next to the southern cross (Crux). Then Alpha and Beta Centauri with the great globular cluster Omega Centauri to the left (that’s not a star!).
The photo includes many open and globular clusters like the beautiful southern pleiades.