Star fields along the northern summer Milky Way along the Northern Cross in the constellation Cygnus. The bright stars show their natural colors. A wider view of this region is here. Closer views are available of the North American and Pelican nebulae, the Butterfly nebula, the Veil nebula, and the Coathanger asterism.
Nikon 50mm lens at f/4. Three fifteen-minute exposures on gas-hypersensitized Kodak PJM 400 color-negative film. July 19, 2001 from Speculator, NY. ©2001