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28mm, f2. 0
Took a snapshot of the planets before the Monsoons returned. I've labeled the planets Saturn and Jupiter and Sagittarius B2, the molecular cloud near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. This cloud is the "steam" you see coming out of the famous Teapot pattern in the constellation Sagittarius. I pushed the exposure to bring out details in the Milky Way, which really highlighted this area! Basically, this image is over-exposed due to the lunar glare. I was actually going to discard it, but I thought it would be interesting to show distances from a travel-time perspective. I indicated the time it would take to reach those destinations if you could travel at the speed of light.