This celestial Christmas tree is adorned with the constellation Saggittarius. It is also known as the teapot: the four bright stars on the left of the tree make the handle and the three on the right make the spout. The center of the Milky Way is just above the spot, suggesting that the Milky Way is being poured out of the teapot. The red spot above the the galactic center is the Lagoon nebula; just above the Lagoon nebula, the Triffid nebula is also faintly visible.
|Astronomer:||Dr. Travis Rector|
|Date of Observation:||08-01-1995|
|Location of Image:||Pikes Peak, Colorado|
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