Grab your high powered binoculars early this September and head for the hills for some great Milky Way viewing. If you are finishing up a vacation in the country take advantage of the low light pollution and darker skies to check out the wide glowing arch that stretches across the sky from the northeast to the southwest.
There are numbers of formations including Scorpionís tail, Summer Triangle, Cassiopeia and Perseus, plus more stars than you could imagine. The Milky Way (wanna sound smart? Use the Latin Via Lactea) is difficult to see when you have local light such as security lamps and 24/7 eateries.
So a vacation in the Adirondacks, or Appalachians, where the only light source is an occasional firefly, can really bring the galaxy into focus.