|What's that below the Milky Way?
Built in the 1870s in rural
USA to process local wood into
charcoal, the kilns were soon abandon due to a town fire and flooding, but remain in good condition even today.
The above panorama is a digital conglomerate of five separate images taken in early June from the same location.
Visible above the unusual
kilns is a colorful star field, highlighted by the central band of our
Milky Way Galaxy appearing along a diagonal toward the lower right.
Many famous sites in our Galaxy are visible, including the
Pipe Nebula and the
Dark River to Antares,
seen to the right of the Milky Way.
The origin of the green mist on the lower left, however, is