Sunday, July 03, 2011

Summer Milky Way

We had nice clear skies Saturday evening so Ethan, Andrew, Bud and I zoomed out to Red Slave to see the Milky Way. We did some binocular observing, picture taking and a little telescope viewing. The top shot was taken early in the evening and is looking a little more to the east than the shot below. It shows the stars east all the way to Scutum on the left.
The shot below was taken later and you can see that the Milky Way has tilted a bit as it makes its way around the south pole. It also shows the stars all the way west to the southern cross on the right.

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