Equipment and other photo info:
July 9th, 2008.
Location: Petrova gora (Croatia, Europe)
Canon 300D + Canon 17-45 f/2.8L @ 17mm f/5.6
Mosaic of 4 images, each 4x360sec @ ISO800
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgraded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS3
The Milky Way, is a barred spiral galaxy that is part of the Local Group of galaxies. Although the Milky Way is one of billions of galaxies in the observable universe, the Galaxy has special significance to humanity as it is the home galaxy of the planet Earth. The plane of the Milky Way galaxy is visible from Earth as a band of light in the night sky, and it is the appearance of this band of light which has inspired the name for our galaxy.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way