TRIANGULUM AUSTRALE AND CENTRAL CIRCINUS
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. Alpha Circini is at extreme lower right.
X TrA is an irregular variable carbon star. 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.