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Vulpecula, the fox and Sagitta, the arrow are located within the "bend" in the Great Rift. What I call the Milky Way's mid-rift. This region of the Milky Way is often neglected by astrophotographers, but long exposures reveal that this region is as interesting as Cygnus and Sagittarius!
Prominent are dark intricacies that compose the Great Rift as is meanders through the backbone of night.
At center, Collinder 399, Brocchi's cluster, often called the Coathangar, floats in the darkness of the rift on a summer's evening.