Milky Way

Milky Way

R800/0207 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 34.6MB

Downloadable file size: 4.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JERRY LODRIGUSS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Milky Way, in winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The Milky Way is the band of stars and nebulae in the night sky that is a view of our own spiral galaxy from the inside. This view looks towards the outer regions of the galaxy. Our galaxy has over 100 billion stars. It also contains clouds of dust and gas (nebulae, red, black, blue patches). The brightest star in the night sky is Sirius (lower left). Three bright stars (lower centre) trace the belt of Orion. The blue star below the belt is Rigel, while the red star above it is Betelgeuse. The semi-circular nebulosity in Orion is Barnard's Loop. The Hyades (red V-shape) and Pleiades (blue) star clusters are at lower right.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, barnard's loop, belt, betelgeuse, brightest, cluster, clusters, composite, cosmos, galactic, galaxy, gemini, hyades, many, milky way, multiple, nebula, nebulae, night sky, northern, open, optical, orion, outer, pleiades, rigel, sirius, sky, space, star, stars, stellar, telescope, universe, winter

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.