CEDIC team goes Namibia - Part #5 Near South Pole
NGC 4755 wide field
„Near South Pole“ is the topic of Part #5 of our image presentation, where we want to share the results
from our astrophotography-trip to DeepSkySafaris in Namibia.
With this part of our series we leave the plane of the Milky Way and move further south, towards the
southern celestial pole. But still the Milky Way has an influence, we look into areas which are strongly characterized
by dust. Many of these dark nebulae are listed in the Sandqvist catalog. Among the better known objects are the
quartet Sandqvist 141, 143, 145 and 146, which together form the Dark Doodard Nebula. NGC 4755, also known as
the Jewel Box, is located a short distance north of the Coal Sack Nebula - one of the best known dark nebulae in the sky.
During our round trip through Namibia we also had the opportunity to photograph the moonlit landscape
at the Waterberg - this resulted in Startrails and a time lapse.
Sandqvist 141 - B. Hubl
NGC 4372 wide field
Sandqvist 142 - B. Hubl
Sandqvist 156 - B. Hubl
Startrails Waterberg - B. Hubl
Timelapse Waterberg - B. Hubl