As you go further South the stars in the night sky change - makes sense really - One of the great thrills of being an astronomer and travelling is seing things you can't see from your own country.
One of the constellations that is hardest to see from the UK is Scorpio - its main orange star - Antares barely scapes our southern horizons and you will never get to see the lovely double star of a sting in the scopions tail.
The following is a shot taken with the 350d on a tripod with the standard 18- 55mm lens - highish iso for a short burst ( to avoid star trail) light pollution was not good and there was a flippin phone cable in the way :mad:
Now to me this is a lovely shot showing the whole of the constellation and a few unexpected treats -
Jupiter is sitting high to the leftshining brightly and 2 of his moons are just peaking out and there is a feint fuzzy patch just over an inch to the right of Jupiter - we call these 'fuzzies' and this is how you see most deep sky objects even through a telescope - with a bit of research this is the Lagoon nebula.
See what you can grab in one simple frame :D
Just to clarify for you....