The Milky Way

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, inhabitats several 100 billions of stars. Best seen during the summer month July and August, it looks like some sort of a sash is spanning over the firmament. On this frame the costellations of Lyra, Cygnus and  Aquila can be seen, just to name the popular ones. The brightest stars of these constellations build the so-called “summer triangle”, including Vega, Deneb and Altair. It´s an astonishing view looking in direction all those tighly packed stars and even more – we, our home planet Earth, is a part of all this! Spanning more than 80 000 lightyears in diameter (1 Ly=9,5 trillion km), there are so many things in this galaxy we just can wonder about. But one thing´s for sure; spending a night out and watching them stars is just fantastic and brings back to me a long lost feeling of what we are made of! Enjoy!

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update: 04/08/2013:

Starscapes-283

09/15/2012, single shot, 87 sec., f 2.5, Iso 800, 20 mm, 1100 d(a), Polarie

” I felt rather like the little girl in our town who gave her address as Grover´s Corner, New Hampshire, America, the Northern Hemisphere, the World, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy, the mind of God. ”   ( Stephen King, American Writer)

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