A Starry Night of Dolomites

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Europe

Site: Dolomites - Italy

Date: June 2012

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Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, appears in a dark starry night of Dolomites in the Alps. Bright star Vega appears near the top with its light scattered by thin clouds. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a wider field view image of this scene from a small lake. Dolomites are a spectacular mountain range of rugged and pillar shape peaks located in north-eastern Italy and a part of Southern Limestone Alps.

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