Continuing my wide field photography of the Milky Way I centered on the constellation Vulpecula (little fox) located in the middle of the Summer Triangle.
In the same frame, three Messier objects are identified: globular cluster M56 and M71; planetary nebula M27. Interesting fact is star HD189733 (second bright star above M27 in the framed portion) is the nearest extra-solar planet (63 light years) where the presence of water was detected. But at 700degC, chances for life are pretty slim.
The three constellations from left to right are: Sagitta, Vulpecula and Cygnus (also know as Northern Cross).
As a footnote, this was captured with nearly a full moon in a heavily light polluted suburb. At 30 seconds of exposure time, the luminosity peak was around 75%.
Canon XTi (450D)
50mm F3.2 (ISO 800)
46 x 30sec (23 minutes)