Clouds of glowing gas surround the bright star Deneb, which forms the center of the Northern Cross and is visible here just left of center. The "butterfly" is the bright region to the left of Deneb.
Astro-Physics 105mm (4.1 inch) refractor at f4.5. Three twenty-five minute exposures on gas-hypersensitized Kodak Supra 400 color negative film. August 8, 2002 from Speculator, NY. ©2002