Venus, Mars, and Neptune are circled (right to left) in this wide-angle view of the center of the Milky Way. This view spans almost half of the sky overhead and includes the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius. For another view, click here.
Nikon 24mm lens at f/4. Ten minutes on gas- hypersensitized Kodak Pro 400 PPF color-negative film. The field is approximately 47° x 70°. North is to the upper left. Photographed from near Vicuña, Chile. ©1998