From time immemorial people excited and impressed pale whitish band of stars, manifested in the night sky. Now we know that this is our home – the Milky Way galaxy. See a picture of the Milky Way – a consequence of the fact that our solar system is located on the outskirts of the galaxy. We are seeing it from the inside near the plane of symmetry of the cluster stars.
The Milky Way is in the Northern Hemisphere by the constellation Aquila, arrows, Chanterelles, Cygnus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Perseus, Auriga, Taurus and Gemini. Heading into the Southern Hemisphere, it captures the constellation Monoceros, Puppis, Sailing, Southern Cross, compasses, South Triangle, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Particularly bright in the constellation Sagittarius, which is its center.
Constellation of Sagittarius in the northern latitudes does not rise high above the horizon, so there is the Milky Way is not so evident as in the Southern Hemisphere. Average his line is called the galactic equator. Milky Way with the Andromeda galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy, and more than 40 satellite galaxies – and their Andromeda – form a local group which in turn is part of the Local Supercluster.
The Milky Way, March Stars in Space: