Crux from Singapore

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Crux from Singapore

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I will be visiting with friends on Pasir Panjang the last two weeks of April. I have never seen the Southern Cross. Will it be possible for me to see it or will city lights drown it out?

Thanks!

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Re: Crux from Singapore

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Hey!

Crux can indeed be viewed from Singapore. In fact, I just saw it last night. However, I saw it in the east of Singapore which is further away from the city lights than Pasir Panjang. I still think it is visible from Pasir Panjang though.

Good luck!
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Yes. Crux is an easy object here. :)
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Re: Crux from Singapore

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Crux last night. Was taken using an Olympus EM5 from Pasir Ris around 4.30am in the morning.
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Crux last night. Some star trailing as I did not use a star tracker. Was a rough capture but still managed to get Jewel Box :)
Crux last night. Some star trailing as I did not use a star tracker. Was a rough capture but still managed to get Jewel Box :)
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Thanks for the encouraging news! I may never be so far south again, and Crux is something I have always hoped to see.

I will be determined to see it. Hopefully we will have some clear nights the last two weeks of April!

Regards,

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PS, I’ll be sure to bring binoculars!

GG
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