Milky Way

Milky Way Mosaic - Aquila Through Cygnus

The Milky Way from Aquila through Vulpecula and Cygnus is captured in this multiple image mosaic. The dark rift running down the center of the Milky Way is due to interstellar dust in the plane of our Galaxy. This section of the Milky Way is best seen during the summer and early fall, and can only be appreciated from a dark sky location.

The bright star near the top is Vega in the constellation Lyra. Together with Deneb (in Cygnus) and Altair (in Aquila), the three stars form the asterism known as the Summer Triangle (see diagram to the right). Another view with a 20mm wide angle lens ia available as Milky Way Through The Summer Triangle - 2 .

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 Scutum Through Vulpecula.

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