The first magnitude stars of the rising Summer Triangle are all seen in context: Vega in Lyra near the top edge of the image, Deneb in Cygnus to the far left, and Altair in Aquila to the right. Sagitta is just to the left and a bit up from Altair, while Delphinus lies down and to the left of the star. The Milky Way, with its dark Great Rift, runs from left to right through the picture.

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See the Summer Triangle setting.

For more on the stars of the Summer Triangle, see Three White Stars at Stellar Stories.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.