The summer Milky Way taken from Arizona

The summer Milky Way taken from Arizona

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Credit: ALLAN MORTON/DENNIS MILON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Photograph of the summer Milky Way taken from Mount Graham, Arizona. The photo is taken looking towards the centre of the Galaxy, 30,000 light years away. A number of bright star clusters can be seen as well as some dark, obscuring lanes of gas and dust. The constellation of Scorpius can be seen on the right of the image whilst Sagittarius is just below and left of the brightest part of the Milky Way. Taken 24/Jun/82 with 24-mm, f/2.8 Nikkor lens, 5- min exposure on Tri-X film.

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Keywords: astronomy, constellation, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, milky way, optical astronomy, sagittarius, science, scorpius

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