Half a year ago I posted a photo of the Winter Milky Way from Mt Washington, which I took from a chain-up area along the side of the highway, about 8km from the top of the mountain.

This time it’s the Summer Milky Way, and this photo was taken from the summit, just past Raven Lodge on the edge of Strathcona Provincial Park.

This wide-angle image covers the sky from Sagittarius (just visible along the horizon above the distant mountains) to high over-head and the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra.

I think it’s cool that with a wide perspective like this you can really start to make out the flat disc-like shape of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Even so, this image just hints at the 100 Million stars that exist in our galaxy.

Although I work as a professional photographer in Nanaimo, BC I like to take a break now and then and take some personal photos… 🙂

Mt Washington Milky Way