To many Aboriginal language groups across Australia, the Coalsack
(which is a dark nebula next to the Southern Cross) represents the head of the Emu in the Sky, an Aboriginal 'constellation' that stretches from the head to the body and legs, through the dark lanes in the Milky Way, to the constellation Scorpius (Norris and Norris 2009:5-6).
6, ASSA 49 NGC 4463, Collinder 260, open cluster vdBH 135 Coal Sack, C 99, ASSA 51 dark nebula M 88, NGC 4501, LEDA 41517 galaxy Stargate Asterism asterism NGC 4565, LEDA 42038, C 38 galaxy NGC 4609, Coalsack
Cluster, open cluster C 98 NGC 4755, Jewel Box, C 94, open cluster ASSA 52 M 64, NGC 4826, Black Eye galaxy Galaxy NGC 4833, C 105, Ben 56, globular cluster ASSA 53 M 53, NGC 5024, Melotte 117 globular cluster NGC 5189, IC 4274, Ben 62, planetary nebula ASSA 57 Designation Co-ordinates (J2000.
The Magellanic clouds in the south, the Southern Cross with the Coalsack
clearly distinguishable and the magnificent starfields of the Crux region; even Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae were all easily visible without the intervention of a pair of binoculars.