This is another favorite from the southern hemisphere. Half my family lives in Australia, I should go visit but I am not hauling my gear to the other side of the planet.
Nice work Dan! Keep em coming. You are one of the few people that can give us these amazing views of the southern hemisphere.
Do you see it, Lady Liberty? With an outstretched arm she is holding the torch, and if you look closely, with a little imagination, you might think she is wearing a crown (but that’s just gas and dust being zapped by high-energy light from massive stars). Within the nebula there are very active star formation regions which contribute to the complex shapes and looping filaments surrounding her. I chose to frame Lady Liberty so she appears to be in flight. I’ll leave the interpretation to the viewer.