Southern Milky Way

RGB 65 65 65 min.
Zeiss Distagon T 15mm/2.8
Losmandy G11
FLI ML x694

Our Milky Way is the second largest representative of the local group. It has an approximate diameter of 120,000 light years. The name Milky Way comes from Greek mythology. Hercules so impetuously sucked on the breast of Hera, that some drops have spread over the sky. On this shot the Milky Way is seen in the constellations Scorpius, Sagittarius and Ara. Even with very short focal lengths large extended nebula complexes such as M 20, M 8 or the Cat Paws and Lobster nebula can be seen.

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