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Central Milky Way. Optical image of a starfield centred on the central Milky Way. North is at top. The bright area at lower centre is made up of star clouds lying towards the centre of our galaxy. The bright star at upper left is Altair (Alpha Aquilae) in the constellation Aquila. The bright object at lower left is a planet in the constell- ation Sagittarius. Photographed over the Tantalus range of mountains in British Columbia, Canada.
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