Monday, September 08, 2008

Milky Way Road Trip

Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) - Click on Image to Enlarge.

In search of planets and the summer Milky Way. An evening road trip driving the winding road up Uludag, a mountain near Bursa, Turkey, one is rewarded by this beautiful skyview to the south.

Near the center, bright planet Jupiter outshines the city lights below and the stars of the constellation Sagittarius.

Above the mountain peaks, an arcing cloud bank seems to lead to the Milky Way's own cloudy apparition plunging into the distant horizon. In Turkish, Uludag means Great Mountain. Uludag was known in ancient times as the Mysian Olympus.