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Set B3 - Out Into Space - card information

41. Crux
(Southern Cross)

41. Crux (Southern Cross)

One of the smallest constellations consisting of few stars visible to naked eye; yet it is most attractive, so varied are the coloured stars contained therein. Situated in the Southern Hemisphere, it is always visible at Cape Town and in Australia. It stands out from the Milky Way, and is near a hollow region, destitute of stars, known as 'Coalsack' because of its seeming blackness. Upper and lower stars in centre of the cross point downwards to position of the South Pole, which is approximately 27° 38' from lowest star.