Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, lies within the flowing southern
Milky Way. Atria, Alpha TrA, is the orange-colored star toward the upper
left. Beta TrA, toward upper right and Gamma, toward lower right, complete
the three-sided figure. The very red carbon star and irregular
variable X TrA is just
down and to the left of Gamma. Alpha Circini (which also appears in the
photo of Crux and Southern Centaurus)
is at extreme lower right. Note the
complex fingers of interstellar dust clouds that run through the Milky Way
at the right-hand edge of the picture.
Image courtesy of Chris Picking, Starry Night Photography.
For more on Triangulum Australe, see Triangle Trio at Stellar Stories.