This photograph, a 20 minute guided exposure, shows our galaxy as seen
from Mauna Kea during the summer. The fuzzy round structures at the
bottom are some of Mauna Kea's observatories (Gemini is in the front,
standing 50 meters tall). This photograph spans from the southern horizon
up to zenith. Our galaxy is a huge collection of stars that form a disk
revolving around a central bulge. This bulge is the most luminous area in
the photograph, with the highest density of stars.