Scutum, the Shield, lies to the center and toward the bottom of the picture
across a bright star cloud within the Milky Way.
Alpha Scuti is the brightest star down and to the right of center, while
Beta lies to the upper right almost directly above Alpha.
The variable R Scuti sits just down and to the left of Beta. Delta
is the lower of the two stars just up and to the left of Alpha, Epsilon the upper one.
Gamma just makes it across the edge at bottom center.
is to the upper left, Sagittarius to the lower left. The brightest star in the
picture, toward top center, is Lambda Aquilae.