Our legacy, the Milky Way. The most organic structure in our coner of the Universe. The building blocks of complexity and everything needed to create life. It happended here, and it is likely to have happend elsewhere.
I've been photographing this region recently, this image is from August 2010. The beautiful Milky Way of Sagittarius is perhaps the most beautiful region in our Milky Way. This was a 40 minute exposure @ f/4 using the 200mm Takumar and Kodak E200 processed normally in E-6.