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SaturnA view of the Milky Way in the historic Boyne ValleySaturn

A view of the Milky Way galaxy and the dark clouds running through the Summer Triangle, from Deneb and Cygnus down through Aquilla towards Sagittarius. The photo was taken with a Nikon D70 camera, and was a 55-second exposure at f3 using a high ISO setting (1600). The large megalith in the foreground is at the ancient stone age site at Newgrange, in the Boyne Valley, Ireland. The Boyne river gets its name from the Milky Way. In old Irish, the Milky Way was "Bealach na Bó Finne", the "Way of the Bright Cow". The word Boyne is from Irish, Bó Finne, the Bright Cow.

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