The Summer Triangle

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The summer triangle, defined by three bright stars of the summer Milky Way (Deneb in Cygnus, Vega in Lyra, and Altair in Aquila).

This is a rich area which shows numerous gas clouds such as the North America Nebula (upper left of photo). The Great Rift, a dark dust cloud also clearly cuts across the plane of the Milky Way (diagonally across the frame).

Technical data:
Lens:   Nikon 35mm @ f/4
Mount: Kenko SkyMemo
Guider: none
Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 20 minutes

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