Coalsack


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Coalsack:

see Milky WayMilky Way,
the galaxy of which the sun and solar system are a part, seen as a broad band of light arching across the night sky from horizon to horizon; if not blocked by the horizon, it would be seen as a circle around the entire sky.
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Coalsack

(kohl -sak) (Southern Coalsack) A prominent dark nebula about 170 parsecs away in the southern constellation Crux. It has an angular diameter of 6° and can be seen with the naked eye as a completely black shape silhouetted against the background of the Milky Way.

Coalsack

[′kōl‚sak]
(astronomy)
An area in one of the brighter regions of the Southern Milky Way which to the naked eye appears entirely devoid of stars and hence dark with respect to the surrounding Milky Way region.
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In this Ngemba story, the Creator scolded the turkey/brolga and the emu for fighting, so the turkey/brolga was put in the sky near Orion, and the emu was put with its head in the Coalsack, which is the Emu in the Sky.
He described an emu in the Coalsack as gao-ergi, which is very close to the current Kamilaroi/Euahlayi Gawarrgay, and the Milky Way as Worambul, which is close to Warrambul (Ash et al.
Table 1: Frequency of objects in literature and collected stories databases Collected Object/ Literature stories star lore database database Aldebaran 1 Aurora 1 Canopus 2 Cluster 1 Coalsack 3 1 Comets 2 Corvus 1 Dark Patches 2 Eclipses 2 Emu in the Sky 1 9 Jupiter 2 2 Kangaroo in the Sky 2 3 Magellanic Clouds 7 4 Meteors 5 5 Milky Way 9 18 Moon 9 7 Orion 2 5 Pleiades 18 5 Pointers 2 Saturn 1 Scorpius 2 5 Southern Cross 10 9 Stars 19 2 Sun 3 3 Ursa Major 1 Venus 8 4 Vocabulary items 14 Culture items 4 16 All but one participant agreed to be acknowledged in the published literature, but are not identified in respect to specific stories, other than by 'P' followed by a number.
Horacio Betansos, 29, who rode him on Saturday, settled Coalsack in fourth while Petit Cafe disputed the lead with one of the Peruvian hopes, Platanal.
Coalsack took over with almost two furlongs to run and stayed on to hold the Brazilian pair, Beautiful Dancer and Ballxiza, by half a length and three- quarters of a length.
Worth Viewing (binoculars or telescope) Object Type Con Orion Nebula BrtN Ori Tarantula Nebula BrtN Dor Herschel's Jewel Box OpCl Cru Eta Carina Nebula BrtN Car Omega Centauri GlCl Cen Large Magellanic Cloud Glxy Men M41 OpCl Cma M48 OpCl Hya Coalsack DrkN Cru Fornax A Glxy For M83 Glxy Hya Centaurus A Glxy Cen Full details on pages 82 to 84 Constellations Day Constellation 01 Leo 11 Ursa Major 12 Crater 28 Corvus 30 Crux 31 Musca Date of midnight culmination.
Deep Sky Worth Viewing (binoculars or telescope) Object Type Con Eta Carina Nebula BrtN Car Tarantula Nebula BrtN Dor Sombrero Galaxy Glxy Vir Herschel's Jewel Box OpCl Cru LM Cloud Glxy Men Omega Centauri GlCl Cen Centaurus A Glxy Cen M41 OpCl Cma M48 OpCl Hya Coalsack DrkN Cru M83 Glxy Hya Orion Nebula BrtN Ori Full details on pages 82 to 84 Constellations Day Constellation 02 Coma 06 Centaurus 07 Canes Venatici 12 Virgo 30 Bootes Date of midnight culmination.