PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Location of photoJadwin, MO
Date/Time of photo07/13/2013
EquipmentCannon 60Da camera with a Zeiss 35mm manual focus lens, on a Losmandy G-8 GEM as a camera tracker.
"The Northern Cross", is an asterism of the constellation, Cygnus. When we look at this asterism we are looking into the center of the Milky Way's disk.
The "galactic plane" or equator passes right through this star field! Step out on any Summer's night and it will be in the sky above you!