Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Glorious home galaxy

We live in a rather large barred spiral galaxy, between the Sagittarius and Perseus arms. 
I took this photograph from one of the best places on the planet to try seeing it in it's full glory, the Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama region. We're not in the center of the Universe, our planet is an unimportant speck of dust, our Sun is a little star by cosmic standards, but at least we live in a big and mighty galaxy :) 

Visually it was even more impressive!


  1. O imagine incredibila! De multe ori bravo!

    1. Multumesc :) Cerul sudic e pur si simplu "out of this world". Out of this northern world, that is :)

  2. I had already seen it a couple of times, it's really a marvelous photo of yours!