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Web Extra: A gallery of southern sky splendors

Northern observers may never see these stunning objects through a telescope, so images will have to do.
RELATED TOPICS: DEEP-SKY OBJECT
NGC 1365
NGC 1365
R. Jay GaBany
In the May 2015 issue of Astronomy, Stephen James O’Meara wrote the story “A northerner’s view of the southern sky.” In it, he provided a census of deep-sky objects visible in the Northern versus Southern Hemisphere in hopes of answering the question: Does the Southern Hemisphere really have all the good stuff?

Many northerners would respond to the query with a resounding yes, but could it be just because they’re not familiar to those north of the equator? Explore these images of 10 more southern objects, and let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Michael Sidonio
The Grus Quartet (NGC 7552, NGC 7582, NGC 7590, and NGC 7599)
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