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.

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For more on Triangulum Australe, see Triangle Trio at Stellar Stories.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.