Taken by Paul C. Swift, this image spans 6 degrees and captures the beautiful landscape that lies along the plane of the Milky Way and the center of the northern constellation Cygnus the Swan. Notable celestial objects in this featured image are the bright supergiant star Gamma Cygni (at the upper left), IC 1318 (popularly known as the Butterfly Nebula, located to the left of Gamma Cygni – can you find it?), and NGC 6888 (the Crescent Nebula, located at the lower right).
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