C099 (Coalsack Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Crux
C099 is a Dark Nebula in the Crux constellation. C099 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
The image below is a photograph of C099 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).
Key facts about C099
See also C099 rise and set times.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of C099
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of C099 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of C099 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.