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We see Cygnus, the prominent constellation, directly overhead on warm summer nights. What we don't see is the myriad of colorful stars that fill this area of the sky. Instead we see it as part of the "Milky Way". In this photograph, the brilliant colors of the stars, seen only through a long exposure, stuns our senses.


The double star cluster in Casseopeia is a favorite for small telescopes and binoculars. The brilliant stars sparkle like diamonds.

The Milky Way is most prominent in the southern skies of summer. Here in the constellation of Sagitarius, we have found signs of the center of the galaxy. Since the area is so thick with stars and other stellar stuff, only clues found in the non visible spectrum help us discover what is in our central core.