Ced 122 is a very faint nebula located between the Southern Cross and beta centauri, just to the east of the Coalsack. The animation is composed of 50, 5 second images and is centred on Ced 122. The Coalsack and two of the stars of the cross are visible on the right, while beta centauri is visible at the upper left.
Two satellites are visible in the animation. One on a polar orbit passing just to the left of the Southern Cross and the second brighter one passing through the Coalsack at a smaller inclination.