This plate showing a portion of the Milky Way is from the Canterbury sky atlas. The atlas presents the photographs taken during a systematic survey of southern skies by astronomers working at Mt John Observatory.
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Reference: Noel Arthur Doughty, Canterbury sky atlas (Australis). Christchurch: Dept. of Physics, University of Canterbury, 1972, plate 42
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