Sagittarius Rising at Rattlesnake Lake by Don McCrady Via Flickr: Sagittarius and the center of the Milky Way rise above the mountains east of Rattlesnake Lake. Several prominent objects are visible around the most prominent object in the center, the M24 star cloud. Below it and to the right are the Lagoon Nebula and the Trifid Nebula. Almost directly above M24 are the Swan Nebula and the Eagle Nebula.
The familiar teapot-shaped constellation of Sagittarius will never fully rise above the mountains at Rattlesnake Lake, WA.
Taken with a Canon 6D and 16-35mm L lens at 35mm.