Milky Way Mosaic - Scutum Through Vulpecula

The Milky Way from Scutum through Aquila and Vulpecula is captured in this multiple image mosaic. In the upper left corner is the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra The bright star near bottom-center is Altair. The dark rift running down the center of the Milky Way is due to interstellar dust in the plane of our Galaxy. The above vista is best seen during the summer months and can only be appreciated from a dark sky location.

For another view of the same region see Milky Way and Bifrost Observatory. The above image is part of a larger Milky Way Mosaic - Sagittarius Through Cygnus. Other Milky Way mosaics include Sagittarius Through Scutum and Aquila Through Cygnus.

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