A highlight of any summer night is a view of the milky Way under a dark sky. The SIGMA 15mm F1.4 FishEye provides a massive field of view, perfect to capture the Milky Way in its entirety (at least as seen from 40°N). Here the bright center of the galaxy lies well above the horizon in the constellation of Sagittarius and to the right the Rho Ophiuchi Complex (in Scorpius) is just visible with the dark nebula, Barnard 44 and Barnard 45, flowing back towards the middle.  The Milky Way, is believed to contain between 100 to 400 billion stars, with the Earth being located ca. 27000 light years from the galactic center, which contains the massive black hole Sagittarius A*.  The dark clouds which lie along the line of the Milky Way are made of interstellar dust.  Te darkest region towards the bottom right of the Milky way in this image is the Pipe Nebula, Barnard 59, 65-67, 78.

SIGMA 15mm F1.4 FishEye
10Micron GM1000 HPS
SIGMA fp (colour)
10 x 8 Sec, ISO 1250, F1.4, 15mm 

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