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Gugurmin, the Wiradjiri country name of the dark constellation more commonly known as the emu or celestial emu. Taken from my property in Wiradjiri country near Young.

The emu constellation interpretation exists in the dreamtime of all Australian indigenous mythologies. It also appears as an ostrich in ancient southern African cultures and also appears interpreted as a Rhea in South American cultures.

This is a mosaic of 12 images, 6 high by 2 wide taken with a 50mm lens set horizontally at f2.8. 60s per image tracked ISO1600. The silhouette was captured separately and added. In the past, I have tried standing still even for a 10-15s exposure and I always come out as a blur.
There's some light pollution on the horizon, the broad yellow glow in front of the Milky Way Core comes from Sydney, 230 km east, the green white glow in the bottom right corner comes from a large mine near Galong. The layer of green glow above that is probably some airglow.

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very spectacular , bravo well done , thx .
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WOW!!
Simply Stunning 😍
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Very cool, what is even better is that I actually see that big bird!

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Congratulations Joe, on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!!!

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Hi Joe. A beautiful nightscape image of Gugurmin, and the foreground including your telescope. Thanks for sharing this capture with us on here Joe, and congratulations on winning the TSS APOD Award today.
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Gordon wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:44 pm Congratulations Joe, on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!!!

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sdbodin wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:11 am Very cool, what is even better is that I actually see that big bird!

Steve
Hi Steve. The nice thing is that it's very obvious to he naked eye from a dark sky site. I wanted a rich star field but too much exposure fills the dark dust lanes and can hide the emu.

Thanks for your comments.

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Just a great image Joe. Congrats on winning today's APOD.
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Awesome colours, Joe!
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That is a beautiful nightscape. I really like it. Nice idea to add in the silhouette.

Congratulations on the award.

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