This glorious nebula can be seen with the naked eye as the brightest patch along the southern Milky Way, midway between the Southern Cross and the False Cross
One of the best-known asterisms that's high in the south at this time of year is the False Cross
The longer arm of the False Cross
points roughly to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
The area surrounding the False Cross
(where Carina and Vela meet) is alive with beautiful binocular clusters.
It spans from the False Cross
in the south-west, up through Crux and Centaurus, to the curved figure of Scorpius the Scorpion nearly overhead.
It forms the western tip of the bright asterism known as the False Cross
The longer arm of the False Cross points to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
To its upper right is the False Cross, an asterism of four stars.
EAST OF THE FALSE CROSS
ASTERISM, 5 1/2[degrees] from Iota ([iota]) Carinae, lies NGC 3114--a splendid, if overlooked, binocular cluster.
RIDING HIGH in the March evening sky is the asterism known as the False Cross
, which consists of the stars Delta ([delta]) and Kappa ([kappa]) Velorum, and Epsilon ([epsilon]) and Iota ([iota]) Carinae.
Epsilon and Iota are two members of the False Cross
(see page 53).
A few of the best-known naked-eye examples of asterisms are the Big Dipper, the Summer Triangle, the Sagittarius Teapot, and the False Cross