Constellations - Lyre and Cygnus

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While up very very early, photographing the Moon, I noticed the Summer Triangle up and thought I'd try to photograph the Cygnus/Lyre region (two corners of the Triangle), though I had to stop photographing relatively quickly because the Sun was rising. A lucky and unexpected catch was a fainter part of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Object Constellations - Lyre and Cygnus
Common Name The Lyre and The Swan
Date, Time, & Moon June 17, 2006, 4:00 AM; 63% Waning Moon
Location SBO Telescope at CU Boulder
Optics 24 mm lens; f/5.6
Camera Canon Digital Rebel 350D XT; ISO 100
Exposure Time 960 seconds total; 3 360-second exposures stacked (one image was with diffraction spikes)
Optical Correction Dark- and Flatframe-Correction
Camera Position Normal Camera Lens
Guiding Passive Clock Drive on Equatorial Mount
Processing Details PhotoShop CS - Aligned and averaged color channels; Levels, Curves, and added star glow
Image Size approx. 52° 53' 29" by 35° 15' 39"
Magnitude Depth Approx. 9th magnitude
Notes This was captured just before (and partially during) sunrise as a last-minute thing ... so I'll get a much better image at some point later on, hopefully this summer.