Mounted image 131: Heart of the Milky Way
Dark dust bands wrap the Milky Way’s luminous centre in this image taken by professional photographer Stéphane Guisard. This striking view is part of the online GigaGalaxy Zoom project, which allows web users to explore the depths of the night sky as seen from the best observing sites in the world.
ESO/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)