The Harp, the Swan, and the Milky Way
This photo captures part of the Milky Way galaxy, including two clouds of dust, plasma, and gas called the Gamma Cygni and Veil nebulae. Also visible are the constellations Lyra and Cygnus, Greek for "harp" and "swan," respectively.
Cygnus and Lyra are two of the easiest constellations to see: Lyra is small and compact, and Cygnus's stars form an easily recognizable cross.
Image: Bill and Sally Fletcher